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Mangrove policies under review for five island countries

IUCN Oceania is reviewing existing policies and legislations relevant to the protection and management of mangroves in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga as part of its efforts to help improve local mangrove management in these countries. …  

28 Jan 2013 | Article

Floating market

A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Sunset in Vanuatu.

Vanuatu taps into solar, wind and hydro power

IUCN is helping the island nation of Vanuatu to utilize renewable energy sources to provide modern energy services and improve health and education services in outer island communities. …  

24 Jan 2013 | Article

Sydney Harbour National Park

Leaders wanted for sixth World Parks Congress

The world’s most influential gathering of people involved in parks and protected area management – the IUCN World Parks Congress - is calling for inspiring leaders who will help position protected areas as solutions to some of today’s biggest global challenges and shape the agenda for protected areas and their management over the next decade and beyond. …   | Spanish

24 Jan 2013 | News story

Household in Tonga with a new solar home system.

Solar lights for homes in three remote Tongan islands

In Tonga IUCN worked with the government and provided essential lighting to more than 100 homes in three remote islands in the Ha’apai group. …  

22 Jan 2013 | Article

Rock Islands, Palau

Palau goes for energy efficient homes

In Palau IUCN is helping to build new homes that use less energy and saves money on power bills for both the home owner and the utility company. …  

18 Jan 2013 | Article

Public bus in Samoa.

Samoa aims for energy efficient transport sector

In Samoa IUCN is helping the land transport sector, the nation’s largest consumer of imported petroleum, to reduce its consumption rate by drawing people's attention towards the value of energy efficient vehicles. …  

11 Jan 2013 | Article

Sonneratia x gulngai is a hybrid of S. alba and S. caseolaris.

New mangrove record confirmed for Vanuatu

A new mangrove species record has been confirmed for Vanuatu. The hybrid, Sonneratia X gulngai, was discovered during a field assessment on Santo Island and now brings the total national mangrove species record to 20. …  

30 Dec 2012 | Article

Lionfish swimming around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia creates world’s largest network of marine reserves

In November 2012 the Australian Government announced the creation of the world’s largest network of marine reserves. The government proclaimed 44 marine reserves a network, covering 2.3 million square kilometres, a full third of Australia’s ocean territory. The reserves are home to 45 of the world’s 78 whale and dolphin species, six of the seven known species of marine turtle, and 4,000 fish species. The government received support from over 500,000 Australians, who commented positively on the creation of the network. …  

13 Dec 2012 | News story

Lifou Island

Building a vision for Pacific Islands

The Pacific Oceanscape, proposed in 2009 by the Hon. Anote Tong, Prime Minister of Kiribati, and endorsed by Pacific Island leaders in 2010, fosters cooperation on ocean conservation. It provides a strong vision for conservation and sustainable management of the Pacific’s wealth of marine resources.   …  

10 Dec 2012 | Article
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