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Solar panels shown here of the 40kw grid-connected solar pv system installed at the Motofuoua Secondary School, Vaitupu, Tuvalu

Powering the Pacific - launch of Tuvalu solar project

The Vaitupu community; an island atoll located 112 km northeast of Tuvalu’s capital - Funafuti are celebrating the recent handover of the Tuvalu Photo Voltaic Electricity Network Integration Project (TPVENIP) by IUCN to the Tuvalu government. …  

30 May 2010 | News story

Regional Director for IUCN Oceania, Taholo Kami; Sailesh Kumar, logo competition winner and Dr Russel Howorth, SOPAC Director at the unveiling of the new PREEN logo.

Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network gets new logo

The recently established PREEN (Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network) unveiled its logo today at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the IUCN Oceania Office in Suva. The logo depicts land, sea, fish, turtles and mangroves. Also included in the logo is a scene of traditional fishers at work. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Q’eqchí’-Maya girl helps to fill bags with soil in a large nursery in the Lachuá, Guatemala

Celebrating International Biodiversity Day

Today IUCN celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity focusing on the links between biodiversity, human development and people’s livelihoods. This has special significance for every plant and animal on Earth, particularly during this International Year of Biodiversity, and comes at a time when world leaders are setting new targets to stop biodiversity loss. …   | Chinese

22 May 2010 | News story

President launches LifeCycle Fiji

The young and the old, united by their passion for cycling and the need to reduce carbon emissions got together to launch LifeCycle Fiji on 1 May in Fiji's capital city, Suva. The President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, also launched into action as he cycled around the city to officially launch the initiative. …  

11 May 2010 | News story
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Participants of the Seamount Workshop. Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Island Seamounts - are they under threat?

A 2-day workshop was held in Nadi on 28th and 29th April to discuss the impacts of longline fishing as well as other activities on seamounts in the Pacific Islands. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

Nurseries have been set up to rehabilitate mined areas in Nauru.

Restoring island homes - the fighting spirit

The Republic of Nauru is one island in the Pacific that has been actively fighting to regain their island biodiversity following a decade of mining. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Participants evaluating their projects using a gender lens.

Energy project managers empowered on gender mainstreaming

Managers of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in six countries in Oceania were trained on incorporating gender dimensions into their respective projects at a workshop recently held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Seabirds

IUCN deeply concerned at the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

IUCN expresses deep concern at the continuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform. …  

03 May 2010 | News story

Climate Change

20 Questions for the US Press to Ask about Climate Change

A blog post on ClimateEthics.org identifies 20 questions that the US press has failed to ask opponents of proposed US climate change policies. "Can CEC members rephrase this text in simple language?" asks Frits Hesselink, CEC Special Advisor.
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02 May 2010 | News story
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Western Gray Whale and ship.

Can scientists and oil consortium save endangered whales?

Survival and recovery of the Western Gray Whale population depends on continued and strengthened collaboration among scientists, governments and industry. The 8th meeting of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel, held in Geneva on 16-18 April 2010, promoted this crucial multi-stakeholder dialogue and led to the development of new recommendations to minimize industry impacts on endangered whales. 

23 Apr 2010 | News story


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