Ecosystem Profile: Polynesia-Micronesia

Abbreviations Used in the Text

AusAID Australian Agency for International Development
BYU Brigham Young University
BP British Petroleum
BRT Biodiversity Research and Training (Thailand)
CABS Center for Applied Biodiversity Science
CBCA Community Based Conservation Area
CDB Convention on Biological Diversity
CBO Community-based Organization
CEPF Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
CI Conservation International
CII Cooperative Island Initiative (of ISSG)
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CNMI Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
CROP Council of Regional Organizations of the Pacific
EBA Endemic Bird Areas
EVI Environmental Vulnerability Index
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
FFA Forum Fisheries Agency
FSM Federated States of Micronesia
FSPI Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International
GEF Global Environment Facility
GIS Geographical Information System
GTZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Aid)
IBA Important Bird Area
IUCN World Conservation Union
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISSG Invasive Species Specialist Group (of IUCN)
MCT Micronesia Conservation Trust
MEA Multilateral Environmental Agreement
NBSAP National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
NCSA National Capacity Self Assessment
NEMS National Environmental Management Strategy
NGO nongovernmental organization
NZAID New Zealand Agency for International Development
PA Protected Area
PABITRA Pacific Asia Biodiversity Transect Network
PBIN Pacific Basin Information Node
PICT Pacific Island Country or Territory
PIER Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk Project
PSA Pacific Science Association
SGP Small Grants Program
SPC Secretariat for the Pacific Community
SOPAC South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission
SPREP Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program
TNC The Nature Conservancy
UNCCD United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
USP University of the South Pacific
USAID United States Agency for International Development
WCS Wildlife Conservation Society
WWF-SSP World Wide Fund for Nature- South Pacific Program

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