The biodiversity of the Oceania region is characterised by exceptionally high levels of endemism and species diversity, underpinning ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecosystem services, and supporting the daily livelihoods of millions of people. IUCN Oceania supports governments, Members and communities to strengthen capacity for the sustainable management and conservation of the species and ecosystems of Oceania, and to address the major drivers of biodiversity loss.
What we do:
Our Species Programme focuses on enhancing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, contributing to efforts in combating invasive species, supporting governments in implementing CITES and increasing awareness of the status of species.
98% of most Pacific Island Countries is ocean. This is a valuable resource for those countries (and the world) and a defining feature of Pacific Ocean cultures. And it’s under threat from overuse, misuse, pollution, damaging activities, competing uses and the impacts of climate change. The marine program at IUCN-Oceania aims to support countries moving to address these threats and build sustainable marine resource management systems.