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In Suva, Fiji - IUCN Regional Director, Taholo Kami, Kiribati President, H.E. Anote Tonga and UNESCO Director (Apia Office), Dr. Vise Pongi.

Kiribati celebrates World Heritage Listing

Following the decision made at the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting held in Brazil last week, celebrations were high amongst Kiribati nationals residing in Fiji as they came together on Monday night to honor the efforts and the recognition awarded to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area as one of the new World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO. …  

11 Aug 2010 | News story

SOPAC interview with IWRM demonstration project manager from Nauru

Water management takes centre stage for Pacific Islands

The availability of freshwater is important to the quality of life, and it is critical to the economic development of every country” was the opening message from the President of Palau, His Excellency Johnson Toribiong, in his speech to the Steering Committee meeting of the Pacific Integrated Water Resource Management Programme. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story

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Encouraging closer collaboration between biofuel sustainability standards - report now available

As part of an ongoing collaboration to promote the implementation of more sustainable biofuels, IUCN and Shell, working with ProForest and The Packard Foundation convened stakeholders of a number of certification schemes, including secretariat and Board members as well as industry and civil society representatives. The workshop was held to discuss areas of synergy and opportunities for harmonization of standards and certification schemes that may apply to biofuels. The final report is now available. …  

04 Aug 2010 | News story

Leatherback Turtle Trinidad

Seeing seamounts through fishermen’s eyes

A survey carried out by IUCN among fishermen in the Western Pacific region of Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and the Cook islands has given precious insight into the state of seamounts—mountains that rise from the seafloor and support rich biodiversity as well as important fisheries. …  

29 Jul 2010 | News story

Life Cycle Tonga taskforce meeting in Tonga.

Tongans strengthen cycling culture

The government of Tonga has ventured on the path to promote greener transportation and strengthen the cycling culture of the Kingdom by supporting IUCN Oceania’s Life Cycle Pacific Initiative. Government ministries, cycling groups and other key stakeholders met last week to officially establish Life Cycle Tonga and discuss the way forward. …  

06 Jul 2010 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

IUCN aids Pacific Islands to improve on mangrove management

Mangroves are continuously under threat from overharvesting, degradation and land reclamation. Yet we continue to cut them down unaware at times of the role these trees are playing within the coastal ecosystem. Fiji and other Pacific Islands are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and because we cannot prevent it we have to find means to adapt to climate change. …  

06 Jul 2010 | Article

Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

Tacaná project

Investing in Water Knowledge - Sharing WANI Lessons between Oceania and Central America

Remote communities and watershed challenges such as disaster risk reduction, are what we share” said Dr. Milika Sobey, Water Coordinator for the IUCN Oceania Regional Office based in Fiji. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 38 new Members

On 4 June 2010, the 74th Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 38 new Members to join IUCN.  | French | Spanish

07 Jun 2010 | News story


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