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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

Government representatives planting mangrove seedlings at the campaign launch.

National mangrove campaign starts

IUCN Oceania, through the MESCAL project, is supporting Fiji's first national mangrove awareness campaign, which was launched on April 26, 2013.   …  

30 Apr 2013 | Article

IUCN Red List sub-site

A new view of The IUCN Red List

There is a brand new way to search for information on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Launched today, a new section on The IUCN Red List website offers a simpler way to search for species and learn about the threats they face. Featuring more images than before, the sub-site makes The IUCN Red List information easily accessible to all wildlife enthusiasts. …   | Dutch

30 Apr 2013 | News story

Representatives of the  BIOPAMA partners at the Protected Planet Pavilion: Andreas Drews (GiZ), Aimé Nianogo (IUCN PACO), Ratu Aisea Katonivere (Fiji), Hon. Jesca Eriyo (East African Community Secretariat), Gregoire Dubois (JRC), José Courrau (IUCN ORMA)

IUCN pays tribute to a great conservation leader

It is with deep sadness that we note the sudden and untimely passing of Ratu Aisea Katonivere, a paramount chief and valued champion of the environment and conservation movement for his people, the vanua Caumatalevu, in the province of Macuata, Fiji and the Pacific region. …  

21 Apr 2013 | Media statement

Field work

Linking ground work to science

Four of our field professionals from Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji recently took part in a workshop for research paper writing. …  

17 Apr 2013 | Article

Forest landscape restoration

Restoring forest landscapes around the world: new videos show the way

IUCN experts attending the 10th United Nations Forum on Forests this week are showcasing how countries can restore forests and generate many benefits for people, nature and the economy. …  

10 Apr 2013 | Article

Levuka, Fiji's old capital

IUCN supports Fiji's energy policy review

The Fiji Government is reviewing its 2006 National Energy Policy, aiming to reduce the nation's fuel import bill. IUCN Oceania attended the Fiji Energy Forum on April 3 - 4 as part of consultations to shape the revised policy. …  

05 Apr 2013 | Article

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

First faith-based environment talks for Fiji

IUCN Oceania co-sponsored with the Fiji Ministry of Environment, the first Fiji National Faith Based Organisations Environment Stewardship Summit held from 2 – 4 April. Attending the Summit, Taholo Kami Regional Director of IUCN Oceania emphasized that churches could play a more effective role in taking care of nature. …  

02 Apr 2013 | Audio

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

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