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Yacht in the Vava'u Group

Quantifying the value of key ecosystem services in Vava’u

A socioeconomic study, Natural resources and livelihoods in Vava’u to identify, describe and quantify the linkages between natural ecosystems and household livelihoods in the Vava’u Archipelago in Tonga, including the adjacent marine exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was recently conducted by Jacob Salcone, resource economist at the IUCN Oceania Regional Office, under the direction of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) Coastal and Marine Advisers. …  

01 Apr 2015 | News story

Participants of the workshop hosted by GMSA and IUCN Oceania Regional Office

World’s leading experts meet to conduct a Global Marine Species Assessment in Pacific

The Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA), an initiative of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN, and the IUCN Oceania Regional Office, recently held a workshop in Fiji to assess the conservation status of a number of families of marine fishes. …  

01 Apr 2015 | News story

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

Water is nature, water is everything

Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource. …  

22 Mar 2015 | News story

Participants at the BIOPAMA short course on negotiation skills with a focus on Protected Areas Oct 2014

Capacity development in full swing

As part of the implementation of the capacity building programmes, BIOPAMA is holding a series of workshops in February and March 2015 throughout its regions. …   | French | Spanish

26 Feb 2015 | News story

Batissa violacea, locally known as kai, is found in all major river systems in Fiji.

Project focuses on freshwater kai in Fiji

A project focused on the freshwater kai fishery in the Village of Muana in Rewa could result in Fiji Kai entering international markets at some time in the future. …  

07 Feb 2015 | News story

A sacred pond within Xe Champhone wetlands where turtles are protected by local people.

Celebrating the wealth of wetlands

Every year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, commemorating the 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. This year’s theme is ‘Wetlands for our Future’, aiming to raise awareness among younger generations, and for all to reflect on the health and unique value of wetlands. …  

02 Feb 2015 | News story

Lionel Gibson, Fiji

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Lionel Gibson

IUCN Oceania mourns the passing of Mr Lionel Gibson, the first IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

Adult Antarctic Krill

Underestimating the ocean: new evidence from IUCN highlights the carbon-regulating capacity of the ocean

Gland, Switzerland, 9 December 2014 – Protecting key carbon-absorbing areas of the ocean and conserving fish and krill stocks are critical for tackling climate change. This is one of the findings of a report released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in which top marine scientists describe how atmospheric carbon is captured, stored and moves in the ocean. …   | Dutch

09 Dec 2014 | International news release

Diver in Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

Future challenges for large marine protected areas in the Pacific highlighted at World Parks Congress

As the Pacific Islands region continues to lead the way in creating large marine protected areas, the World Parks Congress has delivered a wake-up call to the rest of the world that the Pacific will require help to manage these massive areas of global importance. …  

07 Dec 2014 | News story

Koror, Palau

Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-management Course 2015: apply now

The Pacific Island Community Adaptive Co-management (PICCC) course will provide participants with the practical knowledge and skills required for the sustainable management of natural resources such as fisheries management and conservation areas and other forms of protected areas such as Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). The EU-funded BIOPAMA programme is a key partner of this regional protected area capacity development initiative and one of the financial supporters of the course. …  

03 Dec 2014 | Article

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