Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands

IUCN supports Cook Islands to create the world’s largest marine park

Gland, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 – IUCN has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Cook Islands to support the establishment of the world’s largest marine protected area – the Cook Islands Marine Park. …  

15 Nov 2012 | News story

The Fijian Crested Iguana on Yadua Taba Island, Fiji

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.   …  

18 Oct 2012 | News story
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Professor Thaman delivers his speech after receiving his award.

IUCN honours Professor Randolph Thaman

In recognition of his outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, Professor Randolph Robert Thaman of the University of the South Pacific was awarded an Honorary Membership of IUCN Award by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. …  

24 Sep 2012 | News story
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Zhang Xinsheng

Elegido el nuevo Presidente de UICN

Zhang Xinsheng de China es el nuevo Presidente de IUCN. Fue elegido hoy en el Congreso para la Conservación Mundial de IUCN. …   | English | French

12 Sep 2012 | News story

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UICN acoge con beneplácito a 48 nuevos Miembros

El 5 de septiembre de 2012, el Consejo de la UICN, en su 79ª reunión, llevada a cabo durante el Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN, en Jeju, República de Corea, admitió a 48 nuevos Miembros. …   | English | French

06 Sep 2012 | News story

Village in Talise, Vanuatu

Vanuatu se incorpora a la Unión

El Gobierno de la República de Vanuatu ha anunciado oficialmente su decisión de unirse a la UICN y adherirse a sus Estatutos. El Ministerio de Tierras y Recursos Naturales ha sido designado por el Gobierno de la República de Vanuatu como su enlace con la Secretaría de la UICN. …   | English | French

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, USA

Australia to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014

A landmark global forum on parks and protected areas is to be hosted in Australia in November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress takes place only once every 10 years, and is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management. 

19 Jun 2012 | News story

The leaders who shaped the new Green Growth Leadership Coalition.

Pacific Leadership “fono” form green growth coalition

A group of senior Pacific figures met for three days at the Inter Continental Fiji Resort, in Natadola, on 29th May to 1st June, to shape a new Green Growth Leadership Coalition to help address some of the key development challenges facing the Pacific Island Region.  …  

06 Jun 2012 | News story

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Gordon Lilo addresses the forum.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister champions species conservation

Honorable Gordon Darcy Lilo, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands recently accepted the challenge to take on the role as champion for conservation of species and biodiversity at a regional and international level on the request of the the Pacific Islands Species Forum in Honiara, Solomon Islands. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

Mr. Jope Davetanivalu, Director, Fiji Department of Environment. Governments were also represented at the forum.

Forum calls on Pacific people to value all species

“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.  …  

02 May 2012 | News story

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