Country Profiles

Niue - Country Profile

The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10, fifth national reports or from documents submitted separately. The mapping of national targets to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the Party concerned is indicated in the last column “Related Aichi Target(s)”. All Parties are encouraged to undertake this mapping exercise and to submit this information to SCBD for incorporation in this database.

Reference Target Related Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
THEME 1 Conservation and sustainable management of terrestrial habitats
Objective 1 Conservation and management of natural habitats
Objective 2 Establish and manage conservation areas
Objective 3 Manage land clearance to minimise adverse impacts on biodiversity
Objective 4 Manage agricultural land to maximise the conservation of native biodiversity
Objective 5 Protection and conservation of caves and their fauna
THEME 2 Conservation of terrestrial species
Part 1 (Fauna)
Objective 1 Carry out further surveys and document Niue’s native species and their status
Objective 2 Conservation of the Peka (Tongan flying fox)
Objective 3 Conservation of the Uga (coconut crab)
Objective 4 Conservation of the hega (Blue-crowned lory)
Objective 5 Conservation of the lupe (Pacific pigeon)
Objective 6 Conservation of other bird species
Objective 7 Conservation of the olive small-scaled skink (Emoia lawesii)
Part 2 (Flora)
Objective 1 Conservation of threatened plant species
Objective 2 Document and maintain reference collection of Niue’s flora
THEME 3 Conservation and sustainable management of marine ecosystems and species
Objective 1 Sustainable Management of Coastal and Inshore Habitats
Objective 2 Creation and Management of Marine Conservation Areas
Objective 3 Sustainable Management of Coastal and Inshore Fisheries.
Objective 4 Sustainable Management of Offshore Fisheries
Objective 5 Conservation of Threatened Species
Objective 6 Encourage preservation of cultural and traditional practices on resource and fisheries in order to maintain culture and resilient communities
Objective 7 Ensure adequate resources for the implementation of this action plan
Objective 8 Minimise pollution of marine environment
THEME 4 Management of invasive alien species
Objective 1 The impacts of priority invasive species on biodiversity, economies, livelihoods and health, are widely understood and actions to manage and reduce them are supported
Objective 2 The institutions, skills, infrastructure, technical support, information management, networks and exchanges required to manage invasive species effectively are developed
Objective 3 Appropriate legislation, policies, protocols and procedures are in place and operating, to underpin the effective management of invasive species
Objective 4 Systems are in place to generate baseline information on the status and distribution of invasive species, detect changes, including range changes and emerging impacts
Objective 5 Effective systems are established and implemented to assess risk and prioritise invasive species for management
Objective 6 Knowledge is updated for priority invasives, including species biology and impacts, and development of effective management techniques
Objective 7 Mechanisms are established to prevent the spread of invasive species across international borders and quickly detect and respond to those that arrive
Objective 8 The impacts of priority established invasive species are eliminated or reduced by eradicating or controlling the target species
Objective 9 Following invasive species management, the best methods are determined and implemented to facilitate effective restoration of native biodiversity or recovery of other values
THEME 5 Management of waste and pollution
Objective 1 Waste reduction, reuse and recycling
Objective 2 Waste Collection
Objective 3 Waste disposal
Objective 4 Protect the Environment and Human Health from Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Objective 5 Carry out Environmental Monitoring
THEME 6 Management of water resources
Objective 1 Complete the establishment of a framework for the management of water resources
Objective 2 Prevent contamination of the Niue groundwater lens
Objective 3 Maintain water quality testing programme
Objective 4 Reduce pollution of reefs of Alofi area from land-based sources
THEME 7 Climate change
Objective 1 Promote public awareness and understanding of the causes and effects of climate change
Objective 2 Improve collection and management of climate data
Objective 3 To develop effective adaptation responses and capacity to protect livelihoods, natural resources, assets and vulnerable areas from the impacts of climate change
Objective 4 To mitigate the causes of climate change through reducing emissions of greenhouse gases
THEME 8 Traditional knowledge and access to benefit sharing
Objective 1 Document the traditional knowledge of protection, conservation and uses of Niue’s biodiversity
Objective 2 Protect traditional knowledge and ensure equitable sharing of any benefits that result from sharing it