Oceanía

Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Top scientists rally together in fight against invasive species

A flurry of articles in influential scientific journals in recent months has questioned the urgency to address the growing threat to biodiversity from invasive species. The assertion is that the concern with invasive species derives from an unreasonable desire to maintain pristine ecosystems and exclude all alien species. Such criticism is, in fact, unfounded. …  

22 Jul 2011 | News story

Nu’utele Island, part of the Aleipata Islands, Upolu, Samoa

La UICN da la bienvenida a Samoa, nuevo Estado Miembro

El gobierno del Estado Independiente de Samoa anunció oficialmente su decisión de ser Estado Miembro de la UICN adhiriéndose a sus Estatutos, sumándose así a la red ambiental más grande y antigua del mundo. El Ministerio de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente fue designado por el gobierno de Samoa como punto de enlace con la Secretaría de la UICN. …   | English | French

08 Jul 2011 | News story

Wantok Moana logo

Wantok Moana sets sail

Driven by their passion for marine science and conservation, a group of young enthusiasts at the University of the South Pacific have formed the first Marine Studies Student’s Association entitled Wantok Moana. …  

06 Jul 2011 | News story

ADFIP members and partners in Tuvalu, June 2011.

Pacific financing institutions agree to take on energy efficiency loan scheme

Members of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in the Pacific (ADFIP) have unanimously agreed to take on board energy efficiency and solar photovoltaic loan schemes in their regional portfolio, following recommendations from IUCN Oceania. …  

05 Jul 2011 | News story

Thaman with students on a fieldtrip to Makuluva, Fiji in 2010.

The man who teaches for nature

Nobody knows better the importance of shaping young minds to value their islands natural bounties then Professor Randy Thaman who has spent over 37 years teaching at the University of the South Pacific (USP), an IUCN Member. …  

04 Jul 2011 | News story

SOS Call for Proposals now open

The first SOS Call for Proposals is now open, accepting Threatened Species and Rapid Action Grants. Deadline for applications is August 12, 2011.  …   | Chinese

27 Jun 2011 | News story

A marine turtle in the Red Sea, Egypt

Multiple ocean stresses threaten “globally significant” marine extinction

An international panel of experts warns in a report released today that marine species are at risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history. …  

20 Jun 2011 | News story

Manono Island, Samoa.

"Change comes from within"

Statement by Taholo Kami, Regional Director of IUCN Oceania on the occassion of World Oceans Day, 8 June 2011. 

08 Jun 2011 | News story

Mangroves in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Mangroves to receive huge boost from new carbon credit rules

A new method for calculating the role that mangrove restoration plays in slowing climate change, by capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, has been adopted. …  

06 Jun 2011 | News story

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La UICN da la bienvenida a 24 nuevos Miembros y 3 Comités Nacionales

El 25 de mayo de 2011, el Consejo de la UICN, en su 76ª reunión, admitió a 24 nuevos Miembros y reconoció oficialmente a 3 Comités Nacionales. …   | English | French

30 May 2011 | News story


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