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Forest landscape restoration

Restoring forest landscapes around the world: new videos show the way

IUCN experts attending the 10th United Nations Forum on Forests this week are showcasing how countries can restore forests and generate many benefits for people, nature and the economy. …  

10 Apr 2013 | Article

Levuka, Fiji's old capital

IUCN supports Fiji's energy policy review

The Fiji Government is reviewing its 2006 National Energy Policy, aiming to reduce the nation's fuel import bill. IUCN Oceania attended the Fiji Energy Forum on April 3 - 4 as part of consultations to shape the revised policy. …  

05 Apr 2013 | Article

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

First faith-based environment talks for Fiji

IUCN Oceania co-sponsored with the Fiji Ministry of Environment, the first Fiji National Faith Based Organisations Environment Stewardship Summit held from 2 – 4 April. Attending the Summit, Taholo Kami Regional Director of IUCN Oceania emphasized that churches could play a more effective role in taking care of nature. …  

02 Apr 2013 | Audio

Community mangrove restoration

Momentum for nature’s ‘blue carbon’ solution to climate change

Efforts to restore marine ecosystems that store vast amounts of carbon have received a boost with the launch of a new website that provides the latest blue carbon science and policy. …  

02 Apr 2013 | News story

Dr. Milika Sobey - Water & Wetlands Programme Coordinator, IIUCN Oceania

Addressing the mangrove challenge: Interview with Dr. Milika Sobey

Mangrove management in the Pacific has its unique challenges. Dr. Milika Sobey talks about these challenges and how IUCN's MESCAL project is helping to provide solutions. …  

28 Mar 2013 | Audio

One of the islands in the Vava'u group.

Energy loan to take shape for Tonga

In March IUCN Oceania signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tonga Development Bank to begin a project that seeks to build capacity for energy loans in the Kingdom.   …  

26 Mar 2013 | News story

The Solomon Dollar

IUCN in mining dialogue

IUCN Oceania was part of a high level symposium on extractive industries, hosted by UNDP in Nadi, Fiji last week, and emphasized the need for governments and the mining sector to take extra-ordinary measures to rebalance the environment and social sectors and deliver long term sustainable development.   …  

25 Mar 2013 | Audio

Kadavu, Fiji Islands.

Momentum rolls on with Fiji's national biodiversity plan

National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are the principal instruments for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the national level and in the past few months IUCN has been supporting the Fiji Government, an IUCN State Member, to review its existing NBSAP Implementation Framework (2010 - 2014). …  

21 Mar 2013 | Article

Helen Pippard, IUCN Oceania

Helping governments, helping species

The CITES CoP 16 was an important event for the Pacific and IUCN's Helen Pippard was there to support the Pacific delegation.   …  

20 Mar 2013 | Article

IUCN Members' Assembly

IUCN Congress 2016: a green opportunity

After a successful World Conservation Congress held in Jeju, Republic of Korea in 2012, IUCN is looking ahead to the next Congress in 2016, and has launched the search for a host country. Please note that the schedule for the process of selecting the Host Country has been modified. …   | French | Spanish

15 Mar 2013 | News story

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