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Mr. Jope Davetanivalu, Director, Fiji Department of Environment. Governments were also represented at the forum.

Forum calls on Pacific people to value all species

“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.  …  

02 May 2012 | News story

The newly discovered plant

Most Pacific species still unknown

The Pacific is blessed with amazing ecosystems and species diversity, but scientists say that there is still not enough known about species from this region to adequately inform conservation efforts for them.  …  

27 Apr 2012 | News story

Invasive predator snail (Euglandina rosea) feeding on an endemic snail species in French Polynesia

Another kind of threat for island biodiversity

Invasive alien species (IAS) are a global concern as they threaten biodiversity, health, food security, tourism and trade. Island ecosystems are most vulnerable to the impacts of IAS. Scientists say that 50%-67% of extinctions of terrestrial species on islands have been caused by the impacts of IAS.  …  

27 Apr 2012 | News story

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Gordon Lilo addresses the forum.

“To conserve, we must appreciate”, says Prime Minister Lilo

Today marks the opening of the Pacific Islands Species Forum, the first regional forum to bring together local, regional and international scientists, researchers, policy-makers, and conservation experts to deliberate the challenges facing the rich biodiversity of the Pacific Islands. …  

25 Apr 2012 | News story

Pacific Islands Species Forum in the Media
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