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Interview with IUCN Patron Sylvia Earle, legendary underwater explorer and ocean ambassador. She says protecting the ocean is not a choice, it’s an imperative - our health and wellbeing depend on it. …  

11 Jul 2014 | Article

Integrating climate change mitigation with integrated water resources management

Saving Samoa’s water supplies – protected areas play a key role

Pacific islands may conjure images of pristine holiday destinations but they are facing a number of environmental challenges - pressure on freshwater supplies among the top. …  

11 Jul 2014 | Article

Two Solomon Islanders carry a green turtle up the beach for tagging on Tetapare

East Melanesian Islands Hotspot Call for Proposals now open

The third Call for Proposals for biodiversity conservation projects in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the islands region of Papua New Guinea is open until 26 August 2014. IUCN invites Letters of Inquiry from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organizations working in the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot. …  

06 Jul 2014 | News story

Uto Ni Yalo

Fijian voyaging flagship, Uto Ni Yalo, to sail to IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

A memorandum of understanding signed between IUCN Oceania and the Uto Ni Yalo Trust sets the course for the Uto Ni Yalo to sail to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. This significant voyage will convey regional messages about the critical need to respect and protect important natural places. It continues the Pacific Voyage: ‘one Pacific voice’ campaign, originally initiated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. …   | French

03 Jul 2014 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Working towards a Pacific Mangroves Declaration

The Pacific Mangroves Initiative is developing the region’s first mangroves declaration, which will formalize how countries will collaborate on a regional level to strengthen mangrove protection. …  

01 Jul 2014 | News story

Temperate eucalypt forest in the Blue Mountains, Australia

New approaches to protecting the wilderness on Sydney’s doorstep

By Peter Shadie, Research Manager, Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and Senior Advisor to IUCN on World Heritage. …  

24 Jun 2014 | Article

IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami (left) and Interim PIDF Secretary General, Feleti Teo, after the signing in Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Islands Development Forum signs agreement with IUCN

IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

MSG Director General, Mr Peter Forau and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami in Nadi during the Pacific Islands Development Forum Second Summit.

Melanesian Spearhead Group signs agreement with largest global environment organization

IUCN and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last Friday, 20 May, to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

Huon Tree Kangaroo leaning on branch

Global recognition for grassroots action in Papua New Guinea

IUCN Oceania congratulates two conservation and climate change adaptation initiatives in Papua New Guinea – the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program and Tulele Peisa – that have been recognized as winners of the Equator Prize 2014. …  

16 Jun 2014 | News story

Jacqueline Evans

How to manage a vast marine protected area in the Pacific? Interview with Jacqueline Evans, Te Ipukarea Society

In August 2012, the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Henry Puna, declared what was then the world’s largest marine park, encompassing the southern half of the country’s exclusive economic zone. The declaration covers 1.065 million square kilometres – an area more than twice the size of Papua New Guinea.  …  

13 Jun 2014 | Article

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