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Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN

Policy-makers must rethink economic growth, promote social equity and ensure environmental protection, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Among the key issues are the green economy and an institutional framework in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.  | French | Spanish | Portuguese

20 Jun 2012 | Media statement

Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, USA

Australia to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014

A landmark global forum on parks and protected areas is to be hosted in Australia in November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress takes place only once every 10 years, and is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management. 

19 Jun 2012 | News story

The leaders who shaped the new Green Growth Leadership Coalition.

Pacific Leadership “fono” form green growth coalition

A group of senior Pacific figures met for three days at the Inter Continental Fiji Resort, in Natadola, on 29th May to 1st June, to shape a new Green Growth Leadership Coalition to help address some of the key development challenges facing the Pacific Island Region.  …  

06 Jun 2012 | News story

His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at the Pacific Launch.

Pacific takes part in Year of Sustainable Energy for All

Eminent guests and speakers, led by the President of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, celebrated the Pacific Roll-out of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) at the University of the South Pacific on May 18, 2012.   …  

21 May 2012 | Event

2013 Pacific Conservation Conference expected to bring in hundreds

The 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas is anticipated to be the largest regional conservation forum - attracting more than 300 conservation practitioners working in the region. …  

15 May 2012 | Event

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


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