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Nauru Coat of Arms

IUCN Welcomes Nauru as New State Member

The Government of the Republic of Nauru has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 80th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Environment has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Nauru as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2009 | News story

LOGO Competition for PREEN

The newly established Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN) is holding a small competition to develop its logo. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story
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Low lying flood area - Drasa, Lautoka, Fiji

IUCN Oceania Releases New Study on Economic Costs of 2009 Fiji Floods

Disasters, such as floods, can have devastating outcomes, particularly when sensitivities of people and economies are heightened by changes in the natural landscape, argues an IUCN report, Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story
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Director of SOPAC, Cristelle Pratt (middle) addressing participants at the meeting.

New Professional Body for the Pacific

A new professional network, the Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network (PREEN), was established at a technical workshop in Suva yesterday. …  

02 Oct 2009 | News story
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Erosion

REDD-plus: will the ‘broad bridge’ hold up under the strain?

Consuelo Espinosa Proaño of IUCN calls for a broadbased approach to forestbased mitigation as a bridging mechanism towards a lowcarbon economy. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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Forest fire in Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal

Forests, people and climate change: the REDD solution

Major reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions are necessary if we are to avoid disastrous climate change. Given that deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 17% of man-made global greenhouse gas emissions, conservation and sustainable management of forests is a good place to start. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story

Hawaiian hibiscus

Pacific Islands Come Together to Protect Marine Resources

Last week two of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) announced a historic alliance to enhance the management and protection of almost 300,000 square miles of marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean.   …  

28 Sep 2009 | News story

Platymantis vitiensis, Fiji Tree Frog.

The Pacific islands: An analysis of the status of species as listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania has completed an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List in relation to species from the Pacific islands. This is the first step in a project which aims to increase our knowledge of the region’s threatened species. …  

24 Sep 2009 | News story
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Mongoose

Synergy for Pacific Invasives

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania and the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP) are developing a synergistic mechanism for the delivery of Pacific services on addressing regional invasive species issues.
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17 Sep 2009 | News story
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USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra and Dr. Ian Payton of Landcare Research New Zealand Limited

USP to Form Partnership with Landcare Research New Zealand Limited

The University of the South Pacific and Landcare Research New Zealand Limited have been co-operating for some years on a project-by-project basis. Now, both institutions have decided to intensify their co-operation by signing a Memorandum of Agreement to support science collaboration and to develop high level science-based strategic partnership. …  

17 Sep 2009 | News story


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