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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

MESCAL project logo

Work on mangroves shared at regional science congress

The 12th Pacific Science Inter Congress held from 8-12 July at the University of the South Pacific (USP) provided another opportunity for IUCN Oceania to elaborate on its work in improving management and conservation of mangrove ecosystems in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. …  

18 Jul 2013 | Article

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

Installation of solar systems in Tonga.

IUCN helps bank gear up for eco-friendly loans

Over the next seven months, IUCN Oceania will run a training programme to enable the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) to issue loans for solar systems to small businesses. This is a crucial step in setting up the first eco-friendly loan for the Kingdom. …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

A resident of Chivoko (Solomon Islands) navigates past an islet near Cape Alexander on his 8-hour journey to Taro, the provincial capital

Solomon Islands’ revises energy policy

The Solomon Island's Government, a State Member of IUCN, is currently reviewing its National Energy Policy (NEP). As part of this process, a National Energy Forum (NEF) was convened from 19 - 20 June. IUCN Oceania was amongst various stakeholders from the region that attended this forum. …  

27 Jun 2013 | Article

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

Cheetahs in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis

With unprecedented species declines and more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss. …   | Dutch

28 May 2013 | International news release

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

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