Oceania

Henrike Seidel

Pacific Ocean 2020 Intern joins Oceania

Henrike Seidel has recently started an internship with the IUCN Oceania office under the Pacific Centre for Environmental Governance. During the next six months, Henrike will contribute to the Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge by looking into the value and governance of the Pacific from a SIDS perspective. …  

18 May 2009 | News story
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Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

Ocean life in Oceania

Pacific Islanders have a long history of connection to the oceans. It features in their dance, art, and provides sustenance for life. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

Tuna Longliners in the Cook Islands

Longline fishermen quizzed by IUCN

IUCN Oceania’s marine programme is currently collecting information from longline fishermen about the fish they catch at seamounts, underwater mountains. …  

15 May 2009 | News story

Fine Ditoka. NBSAP Consultant

Newly Appointed NBSAP Consultant

Ms Fine Tagi Ditoka has joined the IUCN Oceania team as its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) Consultant. …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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Oceania Regional Committee members

Oceania Regional Committee Meeting, April 30th - May 1st 2009

The Oceania Regional Committee recently met at the IUCN Oceania Regional Office in Suva, Fiji, for the first time in two years. …  

05 May 2009 | News story
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Sakiusa Tuisolia

New Pacific Ocean 2020 Coordinator

Mr Sakiusa Tuisolia (Saki) is the newly appointed Pacific Ocean 2020 Coordinator. …  

04 May 2009 | News story
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Etika Rupeni

Oceania Regional Office Welcomes New Interim Roundtable Coordinator

Etika Rupeni has joined the office as the new Interim Roundtable coordinator.   …  

04 May 2009 | News story
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Windturbine and rapeseed

IUCN features in Pacific Minister's Meeting

The second Regional Energy Officials meeting and the Pacific Energy Ministers meeting was held in Nukualofa, Tonga from the 20th – 24th of April. These biennial meetings, focussed on the theme, “Strengthening the Fragile Pacific Islands Energy Sector – Addressing energy, economy and environment in a period of rapid change”. It was a critical discussion for Pacific Island countries currently undergoing considerable pressure to sustain their fragile economies with the current global recession and uncertainties in oil prices. This has raised alternative energy options to the top of the agenda including renewable energies. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Marine Protected Areas: Legislative and Policy Gap Analysis for Fiji Islands

IUCN is pleased to announce the release of a policy and legislation gap analysis for marine protected areas in the Fiji Islands. The paper was prepared on behalf of the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, at the request of the WWF South Pacific Programme, and was co-authored by IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) member, Ms Erika Techera, and IUCN Legal Research Intern, Ms Shauna Troniak. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story
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palm trees

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

Oceania Regional Office