The role of the church in preserving the region's environment has been emphasised at a nature conservation conference that ended in Suva in the weekend.
Pacific states have been urged to prioritise the conservation of their biodiversity and take sustainable practices seriously.
The Pacific Council of Churches has been called on to assist in bridging the communication gap and to complement existing efforts using its network across the region.
The General secretary of the Pacific Council of Churches, Fe'iloakitau Tevi, says there is important work for churches to get involved in:
"That is our role as the Church to commend where commendations are due, but also to criticise, and objectively criticise government or organisations that do little or not enough to be good stewards of our environment but also to respect the values and traditions of Pacific Island countries."
The General secretary of the Pacific Council of Churches, Fe'iloakitau Tevi,