Ridge to Reef Marine Monitoring of Fanga'uta Lagoon, Tonga, October 2017

Latest version published by Department of Environment, Government of Tonga on Nov 27, 2018 Department of Environment, Government of Tonga

This dataset is an outcome of a project titled: “Integrated Environmental Management of the Fanga’uta Lagoon Catchment” Project Overview This Global Environment Fund (GEF) project seeks to conserve the ecosystem services of the Fanga’uta Lagoon Catchment on the Tongatapu Island of the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific through an integrated land, water and coastal management approach thereby protecting livelihoods and food production and enhancing climate resilience. The project is part of the Program on “Pacific Islands Ridge-to-Reef National Priorities – Integrated Water, Land, Forest and Coastal Management to Preserve Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Store carbon, Improve Climate Resilience and Sustain Livelihoods” under GEF support, maintaining and enhancing the ecosystem goods and services of Tonga’s main lagoon catchment and marine reserve areas through integrated approaches to land, water, forest, biodiversity and coastal resource management that contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable livelihoods and climate resilience. It also makes a stronger linkage between sustainable development of freshwater catchment and coastal areas and promotes the implementation of holistic, integrated management of natural resources at the catchment level. The project objective is to conserve the ecosystem services of the Fanga’uta Lagoon through an integrated land, water and coastal management approach thereby protecting livelihoods and food production and enhancing climate resilience. This will be achieved through interventions at two interconnected levels: national and site level. Targeting to achieve an integrated management and conservation of the lagoon ecosystem services, the project devised and implemented creative ways to address the critical gaps in environmental and ecosystem services conservation in the Fanga’uta Lagoon catchment through the establishment of an effective governance system and sustainable management of the lagoon ecosystems; implement integrated environmental management approaches for improving conditions of critical habitats, productivity, water quality and fisheries in the lagoon catchment; and strengthen knowledge and awareness of the Fanga’uta Lagoon ecosystem functions and associated socio-economic benefits within the national stakeholders and local communities. Project interventions were structured according to these three interconnected components and have been designed and developed through a participatory process and subsequent consultations with the Tongan Government and other stakeholders.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,304 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hokafonu T (2018): Ridge to Reef Marine Monitoring of Fanga'uta Lagoon, Tonga, October 2017. v1.1. Department of Environment, Government of Tonga. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=r2r_oct2017_fangauta_marinemonitoring&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Department of Environment, Government of Tonga. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: ace06158-d785-405a-8f2e-dcdf38256972.  Department of Environment, Government of Tonga publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ta'hirih Hokafonu
Principal Biodiversity Officer & Head of Integrated Ocean and Ecosystem Management Division
Department of Environment, Nuku Alofa TO +676 25050

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ta'hirih Hokafonu
Principal Biodiversity Officer & Head of Integrated Ocean and Ecosystem Management Division
Department of Environment, Nuku Alofa TO +676 25050
Viliami Hakaumotu
National Invasive Species Coordinator
Department of Environment, Nuku Alofa TO

Who filled in the metadata:

Viliami Hakaumotu
National Invasive Species Coordinator
Department of Environment Nuku Alofa TO
Bradley Myer
Invasive Species Officer
Seretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme PO Box 240 Apia WS

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
Ainsof So'o
Systems Developer and Analyst
http://sprep.org

Geographic Coverage

Fanga'uta Lagoon, Tongatapu Island, Tonga

Bounding Coordinates South West [-21.202, -175.235], North East [-21.131, -175.108]

Project Data

No Description available

Title Regional and National Alien and Invasive Species Data and Information Mobilization and Capacity Building in the Pacific
Identifier BID-PA2016-0005-REG
Funding Publication of this dataset was funded by the European Union

The personnel involved in the project:

Ta'hirih Hokafonu

Sampling Methods

Grab methodology for sea grass cover and fish net methodology for fish abundance

Study Extent Fanga'uta Lagoon

Method step description:

  1. Grab methodology for sea grass cover and fish net methodology for fish abundance. Please contact the Resource Creators directly for more details