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Chris Margules of Conservation International signs the Roundtable Charter witnessed by Taholo Kami.

Conservation NGOs Agree on New Way of Working

The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation reached a turning point in its history in June 2008, with eight organisations signing a Membership Charter that commits them to improve how each of the members will work in Pacific island countries. Signing the Charter formalises membership on the Roundtable and commits organisations to becoming more transparent and accountable in implementing the newly drafted Regional Action Strategy for Nature Conservation, 2008-2012. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

Coconut palms could be an important small scale source of biofuel in Pacific Islands

Energy Programme Takes Off At Oceania Office

Six Pacific Island nations have joined IUCN’s Energy Programme in Oceania to develop innovative projects aimed at enhancing livelihoods through the provision of sustainable and efficient energy services. Along with practical projects, the programme, Managing the Ecosystem & Livelihood Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States, will look at strengthening policy and regulatory measures to promote energy systems that are ecologically efficient and socially equitable. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

House on stilts - Kiribati

Movie Night Highlights Environmental Issues

IUCN and the Alliance Française du Suva played their part in celebrating Fiji’s National Environment Week by hosting an environmental film festival during the first week of June this year.
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11 Aug 2008 | News story

People fishing Pacific islands

IUCN Supports First Climate Change Film Festival

The Oceania Regional Office for IUCN has joined hands with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to help coordinate the first Pacific Climate Change Festival in Suva, Fiji during the week of 22 September. …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

The Fijian Crested Iguana on Yadua Taba Island, Fiji

Website to Boost Endangered Species Conservation

Fiji’s first website dedicated to documenting the country’s endangered species was launched in Suva on 25 April and is expected to help boost awareness in the country on its flora and fauna.    …  

11 Aug 2008 | News story

A Blue-and-yellow-macaw in the Bird Park of Iguaçu, Brazil.

Conservation gets a common language

IUCN and BirdLife have been working with a number of other organisations to define a standard lexicon for biodiversity conservation. A common language is an essential foundation of any science. For example, medical researchers and practitioners use a common set of formal terms to describe human ailments and potential treatments.   …  

10 Aug 2008 | News story

IUCN SEE team, Green Belt plate positioning in Backi Monostor, Serbia

Green Belt site officially marked in Backi Monostor

The Green Belt plate positioned in the heart of Gornje Podunavlje Special Nature Reserve …  

09 Aug 2008 | News story

El pueblo naso ubicado en la Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panamá, ha manifestado su oposición a la posible construcción del Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Boyic.

Fortaleciendo la articulación y posiciones políticas de redes indígenas mesoamericanas

Construyen Agenda Indígena Mesoamericana 

08 Aug 2008 | International news release
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Reuters-IUCN Environmental Media Awards announce regional winners

Reuters Foundation and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature announce today the regional winners of the 2008 Reuters-IUCN Media Awards for Excellence in Environmental Reporting, who will vie for the global prize of US$5,000. …   | French | Spanish

07 Aug 2008 | International news release

IUCN Candidates for the Presidency

New Candidate for the Presidency of IUCN

In accordance with Article 27 of the IUCN Statutes and paragraph 32 of the IUCN Regulations, an additional nomination has come forward for the Presidency of IUCN. …  

07 Aug 2008 | News story

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