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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN prepares to recruit its next Director General

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the longest serving Director General of IUCN, has expressed her intention to step down next year, after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization. The process of recruiting her successor has now officially been launched and the IUCN Council’s Search Committee will develop a Terms of Reference for this position shortly. …  

05 Sep 2013 | News story

Brendan Mackey and Taholo Kami at the MSG Ministerial Meeting, Nadi, Fiji.

Griffith University and IUCN Oceania sign partnership

Griffith University and IUCN Oceania have signed an agreement to cooperate in activities relating to climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental law, governance and natural resource management.   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story

Food for such traditional ceremonies and feasts is directly linked to the management of nearby coral reef systems and is an important component in maintaining cultural and economic vitality in a village such as this in Papua New Guinea.

PNG and IUCN seal environment partnership

The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of Environment and Conservation has signed a new partnership with the world’s oldest and largest conservation network - IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story

Arabian Oryx, Qatar

Saving species by translocation – new IUCN Guidelines

A new publication by IUCN has set a precedent for deliberately moving plants and animals for conservation purposes around the world. Based on 30 years of experience and pioneering reintroductions such as the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Oman, the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) in Brazil and the Red Wolf (Canis rufus) in the USA, and many other plants and animals subsequently, this publication is an essential guide to the contentious but increasingly necessary action of translocating species. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

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

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

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

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

Oceania Regional Office