Legal Capacity-Building for Conservation in the Pacific

EDO NSW's engagement in the Pacific is based on our recognition of the immense significance of Pacific ecosystems at both local and global levels, and a corresponding concern at the increasing threats to those ecosystems. Terrestrial, coastal and marine environments play crucial social, economic and environmental roles at local and national levels in the Pacific, and are acknowledged globally for their high degree of ecosystem and species diversity and extraordinary level of endemicity. However, the capacity of these ecosystems is increasingly being tested. Deforestation, over-fishing, rapid population growth and climate change pose serious challenges for the future of the region.