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The French Pyrenees National Park has been confirmed as a Green List site

Green is the new gold

The Green List was launched to a rousing reception at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney. …   | French

15 Nov 2014 | International news release

US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, signing a cooperative agreement to conserve the Phoenix Ocean Arc

Strengthened cooperative management for Phoenix Ocean Arc

Seascape-level conservation efforts in the Pacific have received a major boost with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Republic of Kiribati and the United States of America. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

The high level speakers from the Cook Islands, Palau and Kiribati at the Pacific Islands Talanoa

Our Pacific, Our Future: Pacific Island Leaders talanoa

Regional solidarity, committed international partnerships, education and the need to look beyond the perceived barriers to successful conservation, were at the forefront of an informal dialogue between Pacific island leaders at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney on 13 November. …  

14 Nov 2014 | Article

Fishing on Ang Soui Lake, Xe Champhone Wetland

New UNEP report unveils world on track to meet 2020 target for protected areas on land and sea

15.4% of terrestrial areas, 3.4% of oceans protected, but further progress needed to cover and effectively manage areas of importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services  …   | French | Spanish

13 Nov 2014 | International news release

Lake Turkana, World Heritage site, Kenya

Positive outlook for two thirds of natural World Heritage sites, says IUCN

Sydney, Australia, 13 November 2014 (IUCN) – Over 60% of natural areas inscribed on the World Heritage List are likely to be well conserved over time, while others face critical threats such as invasive species, impact of tourism, poaching, dams and logging, according to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 report released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney.  …   | French | Spanish

13 Nov 2014 | International news release

The Mua Voyage vaka canoes about to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pacific Island leaders sail into Sydney Harbour with call to protect oceans

The leaders of Kiribati, Cook Islands and Palau have called on the world to follow their lead in ocean protection, after sailing into Sydney Harbour aboard traditional voyaging canoes that have travelled more than 6,000 nautical miles from the Pacific Islands. …  

12 Nov 2014 | News story

ACIUCN Committee Chairman, Paul Sinclair, presenting outgoing ACIUCN Director Penelope Figgis with an honorary life membership of ACIUCN

Penelope Figgis is honarary life member of ACIUCN

The Australian Committee of IUCN (ACIUCN) has endorsed outgoing Director, Ms Penelope Figgis, as the honorary life member of the committee. At the last meeting in June of the ACIUCN Executive Committee, Ms Figgis confirmed her intention to step down from the position at the end of 2014. …  

10 Nov 2014 | News story

His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

Pacific Island leaders to help spread Mua Voyage’s message on conservation

As the Mua Voyage canoes sails south from the Gold Coast with their message on oceans and climate change, three Pacific Island political leaders have confirmed they will be on board the canoes when they sail into Sydney Harbour. …  

03 Nov 2014 | News story

Trainees practicing conducting interviews of a person of interest as part of an investigation at the IUCN-BIOPAMA-ACFEC trainings, October 2014

Training to increase protection of natural resources in the Pacific

Government officials from Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu can now better protect the environment and natural resources of their countries, after attending the environmental compliance and enforcement training courses held earlier this month. The two training courses targeted the Pacific Island Countries and were implemented in conjunction with IUCN, BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme) and ACFEC (Australian Centre for Environmental Compliance). …  

27 Oct 2014 | Article

Dancers welcoming Mua Voyage sailors to Vanuatu

Mua Voyage pauses in Vanuatu, with Australia next on the horizon

The three vaka canoes sailing on the Mua Voyage have arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and will soon re-launch with southeastern Queensland, Australia, the next destination to hear their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

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