The Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific obliges States in general terms to create protected areas to safeguard representative samples of ecosystems, and places of scenic, geological, aesthetic, historical, cultural or scientific importance. The Convention also prohibits the taking or killing of fauna (including eggs and shells ) unless the taking is controlled by the competent authorities of the State concerned or unless in pursuance of 'duly authorised' scientific investigations.

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Entry into force: 
25 Jun 1990
Region: 
Asia and the Pacific
Source of information: Apia Convention website .
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