The Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) through the Ministry of Climate Change has the overall legal mandate and responsibility to ensure the protection of Vanuatu’s environment through implementation of seven legislations and a number of policy directives that are administered by the Department, One of the national environment policy directives is the National Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plan (NISSAP) of 2014-2020 that now needs review for another 6 year time frame.

The Vanuatu government through the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) has received some funding for a new project called, Assistance for data collection and management of community conservation areas across Vanuatu (ADCMCCA). Through this project the government is purchasing new GNSS receiver survey equipment’s to improve its boundary maps for registered community conservation Areas.