CEPF's investment in the Polynesia-Micronesia Biodiversity Hotspot was guided by the following strategic directions as outlined in the ecosystem profile.

  1. Prevent, control and eradicate invasive species in Key Biodiversity Areas.
    • 1.1 Strengthen defenses against the introduction and spread of invasive species and pathogens that threaten biodiversity.
    • 1.2 Control or eradicate invasive species in key biodiversity areas, particularly where they threaten native species with extinction.
    • 1.3 Perform research, provide training in management techniques, and develop rapid response capacity against particularly serious invasive species.
  2. Strengthen the conservation status and management of 60 Key Biodiversity Areas.
    • 2.1 Develop and manage conservation areas that conserve currently unprotected priority sites, especially critical refugia such as large forest blocks and alien-free habitats.
    • 2.2 Improve the management of existing protected areas that are priority site outcomes.
  3. Build awareness and participation of local leaders and community members in the implementation of protection and recovery plans for threatened species.
    • 3.1 Develop and implement species recovery plans for highly threatened species requiring species-focused action, especially those that have received little effort to date.
    • 3.2 Strengthen leadership and effectiveness of local conservation organizations by developing peer-learning networks and promoting exchanges and study tours.
    • 3.3 Raise the environmental awareness of communities about species and sites of global conservation concern through social marketing and participatory planning and management approaches.
  4. Provide strategic leadership and effective coordination of CEPF investment through a regional implementation team.
    • 4.1 Build a broad constituency of civil society groups working across institutional and political boundaries toward achieving the shared conservation goals described in the ecosystem profile.

Read more about CEPF's strategy in the hotspot in our ecosystem profile (PDF - 1.2 MB), also available in French (PDF - 1.3 MB).