Asia Pacific Co-operation for the Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural resources in Biosphere Reserves and Similarly Managed Areas (ASPACO)

Pacific ASPACO meeting


Title People and Places: Pacific island approaches to integrated coastal conservation and sustainable human development

Convening/Cooperating Agencies UNESCO, UNDP, SPREP, UNU, ISME, MAB Japan

Dates 7-10 November 2001

Objectives of the meeting




  1. SPBCP Country Representatives (heads/deputies of national departments of environment) 16
  2. SPBCP conservation area representatives (case studies) 5
  3. SPREP representatives 5 - Samoa-based
  4. UNDP Apia representatives 2 - Samoa-based
  5. UNDP Suva representatives 1
  6. UNESCO-ASPACO (Paris, Jakarta, Beijing, Apia Offices)
  7. ASPACO partners (UNU, ISME, MAB Japan) 3
  8. Representatives of Pacific Rim Biosphere Reserves (Galapagos, Taiaro Atoll, Juan Fernandez, Hawaiian Islands, Fitzgerald River) 5
  9. (in addition, possible participation from Asian BRs such as Yakushima Island, Shankou)

  10. Other agencies/NGOs (CI, TNC, WWF, IUCN) 4
  11. Pacific donor governments (Australia, New Zealand) 4

Total: ca. 47, classifiable as follows: