The Biodiversity and Conservation Division is responsible for implementing activities relating to biodiversity conservation through:

  • Terrestrial, marine and coastal conservation/protected areas
  • Biodiversity assessments and research
  • Wetlands management
  • Invasive species management, control and eradication
  • The implementation of international and regional natural resource, ecosystem management/protection and biodiversity related conventions.

The Biodiversity and Conservation Division is responsible for implementing Part 4 of the Environmental Protection and Conservation Act [CAP 283]. This part provides for the formal registration of Community Conservation Areas and the process for obtaining a permit to undertake bioprospecting in Vanuatu.