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Kayangel Atoll, Palau

Celebrate the unique and wonderful nature of the world’s islands

IUCN joins its member organizations and partners around the world in celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity, advocating the role of islands in addressing pressing global issues through ingenuity, innovation and use of traditional knowledge. …   | French

22 May 2014 | News story

The Olgas - Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territories, Australia

Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas

Indigenous Protected Areas are one of Australia’s conservation success stories – protecting culture and country, while providing a pathway to meaningful jobs and positive health, education and social benefits. Today there are more than 55 Indigenous Protected Areas protecting more than 43 million hectares across Australia. …  

20 May 2014 | Article

Prime Minister of PNG, The Honourable Peter O'Neill CMG (left) and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, The Honourable Charles Abel (right) at the Strategy launch

PNG shifts towards responsible development

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) commends the PNG Government for launching their National Strategy for Responsible Development this month. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

Mr Saboto Caesar, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Minister of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, at the BIOPAMA Inception Workshop for the Caribbean

BIOPAMA: supporting decision makers on biodiversity conservation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries host a huge share of our planet’s biodiversity. They all face the challenge of establishing and managing their protected areas in order to conserve key species and maintain natural ecosystems and the services they provide. BIOPAMA aims to address challenges of ACP governments by enhancing individual and institutional capacity to improve biodiversity conservation decision-making and more effective protected areas management. …  

16 Apr 2014 | Article
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Left to Right: Teina Etches (National Council of Women), Maria Henderson  (Parekura (president) of Kouto Nui), and Ana Tiraa (Climate Change Office, IUCN Councillor)

Progress for Cook Islands Marine Park

In its strides to establish the Cook Islands Marine Park, or the Marae Moana, key stakeholders met last month to discuss findings of a legal analysis facilitated by IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Director of Fiji Department of Energy (left) receiving certificate of completion

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 12 MW or 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

Understanding small wind energy systems

Small wind turbines present an opportunity for fossil-fuel dependent Pacific Island nations to reduce their import bill, transition to a low carbon economy and supply off-grid energy to remote rural areas. …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Registration certificate being received on behalf of the community

Legal protection for important biodiversity site in Vanuatu

 A community conservation area encompassing the Amal–Crab Bay area in eastern Vanuatu, an important biodiversity site, has been legally registered under national legislation. …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article
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World Water Day 2014: a coordinated approach to meeting water and energy demand

On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both.  

22 Mar 2014 | News story


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