The 10th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, hosted in November 2020, saw the release of an in-depth analytical report on the state of conservation in the Pacific. The assessment reveal various strengths and weaknesses in conservation efforts, with notable progress being made in the management of municipal waste and the expansion of MPAs and increased attention needed to the deterioration of coral cover and wetlands, for example. This document also revealed that of the 31 nature-based indicators for our relationship with nature, "most have a medium data confidence, meaning the data are geographically sparse or cover only short time periods." Eleven had a low confidence rating — not even enough to determine a trend. Data on these species, ecosystems and measurements for natural health, are necessary to conduct a truly accurate assessment. The infrastructure created for this first-of-its-kind report will allow for more regular, streamlined furture assessments. 

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