List of protected areas of Samoa

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This is a list of some protected areas of Samoa which include national parks, reservations, protected nature zones, marine reserves and other areas of significant biodiversity and conservation.

In 1994, Samoa ratified the international and legally binding treaty, the Convention on Biological Diversity to develop national strategies for conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. In 2010, protected areas in the country cover 5% of land[1] although the government aims to increase protected areas coverage to 15%.

Areas[edit]

National parks[edit]

Reserves[edit]

  • Vailele Reserve, also known as 'Ao o le Malo Reserve
  • Apia Central Reserve
  • Fa'avaeileatua Reserve
  • Fuluasou Botanical Garden
  • Magiagi Reserve
  • Palolo Deep Marine Reserve
  • Taumeasina Reserve
  • Tusitala Historic and Nature Reserve, located at Mount Vaea
  • Vaigaga Reserve
  • Vaimoso Reserve
  • Vaitele East Reserve
  • Vaitele West Reserve

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samoa struggling with biodiversity goals". Islands Business. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 

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