This guide seeks to inform conservation practice in the tropical
Western Pacific, including the island states of Melanesia,
Micronesia and Polynesia, as well as Indonesia, the Philippines
and East Timor.

Timor-Leste is a post-conflict country that gained its independence in 2002. More than 40% of its estimated population of 1 149 000 (2010) live below the national poverty line of less than US$ 0.88 per day, with 85% of them living in rural, and mainly subsistence agricultural areas.

Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) an organization run by Kofi Anan Foundation assured of all cooperation to Bangladesh in facing the challenges of climate change.

The assurance came when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Hasan Mahmud called on former secretary general of the United Nations Kofi Anan on June 24 in Geneva, an official press release said here on Thursday.

Soaring food and energy prices are likely to push five per cent of the population of the small island economies in the Pacific into poverty, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.
Oil producers East Timor and Papua New Guinea, which is also boosted by high mineral prices, are