Oceania

Coconut palms could be an important small scale source of biofuel in Pacific Islands

Energy Programme Takes Off At Oceania Office

Six Pacific Island nations have joined IUCN’s Energy Programme in Oceania to develop innovative projects aimed at enhancing livelihoods through the provision of sustainable and efficient energy services. Along with practical projects, the programme, Managing the Ecosystem & Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States, will look at strengthening policy and regulatory measures to promote energy systems that are ecologically efficient and socially equitable. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

House on stilts - Kiribati

Movie Night Highlights Environmental Issues

IUCN and the Alliance Française du Suva played their part in celebrating Fiji’s National Environment Week by hosting an environmental film festival during the first week of June this year.
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11 Aug 2008 | News story

People fishing Pacific islands

IUCN Supports First Climate Change Film Festival

The Oceania Regional Office for IUCN has joined hands with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help coordinate the first Pacific Climate Change Festival in Suva, Fiji during the week of 22 September. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

The Fijian Crested Iguana on Yadua Taba Island, Fiji

Website to Boost Endangered Species Conservation

Fiji’s first website dedicated to documenting the country’s endangered species was launched in Suva on 25 April and is expected to help boost awareness in the country on its flora and fauna.    …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

New World Heritage Sites for the Pacific

Twenty-seven new sites have recently been added to the internationally recognised World Heritage List, including three sites in the Pacific: Chief Roi Mata's Domain (Vanuatu), the Kuk Early Agricultural Site (Papua New Guinea) and the Lagoons of New Caledonia (France). …  

08 Jul 2008 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

National Stakeholder Meeting on Protected Areas in Fiji

On 12 June, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania hosted a national stakeholder meeting on protected areas for Fiji. …  

12 Jun 2008 | News story

Cloud Forest, Des Voeux Peak, Taveuni, Fiji

New Environmental Law Associations for the Pacific

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania has secured seed funding for the establishment of national environmental law associations in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. …  

10 Jun 2008 | News story

Traditional pandanus mat.

IUCN Training for Pacific Island Magistrates

On 4 June, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania presented training on human rights and the environment for lay magistrates from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Annabelle Minter, Environmental Law Intern

New Environmental Law Intern - IUCN Regional Office for Oceania

Annabelle Minter has joined the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania as an environmental law intern. …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Oceania Regional Office