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Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Gordon Lilo addresses the forum.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister champions species conservation

Honorable Gordon Darcy Lilo, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands recently accepted the challenge to take on the role as champion for conservation of species and biodiversity at a regional and international level on the request of the the Pacific Islands Species Forum in Honiara, Solomon Islands. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

Mr. Jope Davetanivalu, Director, Fiji Department of Environment. Governments were also represented at the forum.

Forum calls on Pacific people to value all species

“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.  …  

02 May 2012 | News story

The newly discovered plant

Most Pacific species still unknown

The Pacific is blessed with amazing ecosystems and species diversity, but scientists say that there is still not enough known about species from this region to adequately inform conservation efforts for them.  …  

27 Apr 2012 | News story

Invasive predator snail (Euglandina rosea) feeding on an endemic snail species in French Polynesia

Another kind of threat for island biodiversity

Invasive alien species (IAS) are a global concern as they threaten biodiversity, health, food security, tourism and trade. Island ecosystems are most vulnerable to the impacts of IAS. Scientists say that 50%-67% of extinctions of terrestrial species on islands have been caused by the impacts of IAS.  …  

27 Apr 2012 | News story

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Gordon Lilo addresses the forum.

“To conserve, we must appreciate”, says Prime Minister Lilo

Today marks the opening of the Pacific Islands Species Forum, the first regional forum to bring together local, regional and international scientists, researchers, policy-makers, and conservation experts to deliberate the challenges facing the rich biodiversity of the Pacific Islands. …  

25 Apr 2012 | News story

Posa Skelton of SPREP is an expert on invasive species in the Pacific.

Sharing lessons at roundtable

Conservation project-related lessons was the highlight of the latest meeting of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT), held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on April 23 – 24. …  

24 Apr 2012 | Event

Christine Milne, IUCN Vice-President

Former IUCN Vice-President becomes leader of Australian Green Party

IUCN welcomes the election of Christine Milne as leader of the Greens, one of the most popular political parties in Australia. …  

16 Apr 2012 | News story

Navua River, Viti Levu, Fiji

Nature's beauty - worth protecting

In the second week of April, as part of its planning activities and to help staff understand the conservation efforts that IUCN supports, the Oceania Regional Office organized a field trip to the Upper Navua Conservation Area (UNCA). UNCA is Fiji's only listed Ramsar Site and the only conservation area in the country managed by a private enterprise. IUCN Oceania commends the efforts by Rivers Fiji - in preserving this special nature reserve and promoting eco-tourism that benefits all players including the local communities. …  

13 Apr 2012 | Event
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Tuna longliners at Rarontonga, Cook Islands

Green growth opportunities can help rebuild Tonga's economy

Latest statistics show alarming declines in Tonga’s economy. In light of this, the National Reserve Bank of Tonga organized the First Economic Dialogue on March 6-8 to highlight the status of Tonga's economy and the challenges at hand and to generate discussions on possible solutions for economic growth and improved livelihoods. …  

09 Apr 2012 | Event

Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Melanesian leaders make serious commitment for nature and climate change

IUCN applauds the recent Declaration by Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) leaders to move forward with more serious steps on environment and climate change issues. The Declaration on Environment and Climate Change, signed by the Prime Ministers of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak Socialiste (FLNKS), is a result of discussions at the first Climate Change and Environment MSG meeting held in January in Nadi, Fiji.   …  

02 Apr 2012 | Event

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