Oceania

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Blog: Climate change adaptation in practice

By James Dalton. ‘Nam bilong me James Dalton’ – I said as we all did introductions in Pidgin at the beginning of the stakeholder consultation meeting in Gizo, the capital of the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. …  

22 Jul 2013 | News story

Fiji's first field guide for mangroves and seagrass species.

New book: Fiji’s first mangroves and seagrass guide

The first ever field guide for Fiji’s mangroves and seagrasses was launched yesterday by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa, marking another breakthrough in the conservation of biodiversity in the country. …  

09 Jul 2013 | News story

Tegano Lake, East Rennell, Salomon Island

East Rennell declared World Heritage in danger

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 19 June 2013 (IUCN) – East Rennell in the Solomon Islands has been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN, the official World Heritage advisory body on nature. Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya and Virgin Komi Forests in Russia were not added to the Danger List, against IUCN’s advice. …  

19 Jun 2013 | News story

Mr Taholo Kami, IUCN Oceania Regional Director and Dr Jimmie Rodgers, SPC Director-General,.

Working together: IUCN signs MOU with Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to work together to more efficiently address issues relating to conservation and development in the Pacific region.  …  

18 Jun 2013 | News story

Students of Motufoua Secondary School, Tuvalu.

New project in Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to motivate locals' engagement in energy market

The recent launch of the Low Carbon Islands project, by IUCN, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Environment Facility, will encourage households in the Pacific islands of Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to be active participants in the energy market.   …  

14 Jun 2013 | News story

Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás". Santa Fe, Argentina.

New book shows the power of ecosystems to protect us

Healthy and well-managed ecosystems reduce the risk of disasters and strengthen our ability to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new book launched by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). …  

21 May 2013 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Action is needed to preserve the world’s most inspiring natural sites

IUCN recommends taking action to tackle major threats to natural sites ahead of the 37th World Heritage Committee this June, including the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania. …  

15 May 2013 | News story

The weir on Talise River.

IUCN urges careful planning with renewables

"Renewable energy interventions are good, but do not overlook the potential impacts on the environment." This is IUCN's advice to the 13 SIDS DOCK Pacific members currently meeting in Nadi, Fiji. …  

08 May 2013 | News story

Community mangrove restoration

Momentum for nature’s ‘blue carbon’ solution to climate change

Efforts to restore marine ecosystems that store vast amounts of carbon have received a boost with the launch of a new website that provides the latest blue carbon science and policy. …  

02 Apr 2013 | News story

One of the islands in the Vava'u group.

Energy loan to take shape for Tonga

In March IUCN Oceania signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tonga Development Bank to begin a project that seeks to build capacity for energy loans in the Kingdom.   …  

26 Mar 2013 | News story


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