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Troubles in coconut grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story

Elizabeth Erasit. WCPA Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

WCPA Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

Elizabeth Erasito is the new Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania for IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). Elizabeth will lead the WCPA network in the region, particularly for the Pacific Islands.  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors established

The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) has been established. This is an initiative of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and Macquarie University, Sydney. This is part of CEC’s program to catalyse networks of universities in Meso America, Southern Africa and amongst Arabic speaking nations as part of its endeavours for the IUCN World Conservation Learning Network.  …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Taholo Kami, Oceania Regional Director, with USP Vice Chancellor, Prof Rajesh Chandra

IUCN Joins Forces with Regional University for Conservation Action

Suva, Fiji, 28 January 2009 (IUCN) – An agreement signed today between two leading actors in scientific research and action for environment and nature conservation marks a new chapter for conservation and sustainable development in the Pacific islands region. The agreement formalises a long-standing partnership between IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) and promises to strengthen collaborative initiatives for conservation and sustainable development through research, training and teaching.
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29 Jan 2009 | News story
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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Participants at the recent IUCN-SPREP joint energy meeting

IUCN Encourages Strengthened Partnerships to Coordinate Pacific Energy Activities

IUCN has joined forces with the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help coordinate their respective energy projects in Pacific island nations. IUCN’s Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development Livelihood Initiative (EESLI) and SPREP’s Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP) held a joint meeting in Apia, Samoa in November 2008 to map a coordinated way forward for the projects. …  

19 Dec 2008 | News story

Bernard O'Callaghan

Oceania Regional Office Welcomes New Programme Coordinator

Bernard O’Callaghan has recently joined the Oceania Regional Office as its new Programme Coordinator. Formerly Programme Coordinator for the IUCN Vietnam Country Programme, Bernard brings with him a wealth of experience in wetlands and marine conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Natalie Stalenberg

Environmental Policy Advisor joins the Oceania Office

Natalie Stalenberg has joined the Oceania Regional Office as its new Environmental Policy Advisor. Natalie has a background in water resource management, community consultation and communications. Most recently she worked with the South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation to develop policies for a water allocation plan for the Mount Lofty Ranges. This work included extensive consultation with a wide range of different industry and community groups. …  

21 Nov 2008 | News story

Aroha Te Pareake Mead

Oceania Representative to Chair IUCN Commission

Aroha Te Pareake Mead has been elected Chair of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) for the next 4-year period. Aroha succeeds Taghi Farvar, who completed his term as Chair this year. …  

17 Nov 2008 | News story

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