SOS Save OUr Species, Coq En Pate, Koguma

SOS partner Coq En Pate's Koguma launches on Kickstarter

Imagine a polar icecap coming to life before your eyes through the power of your mobile phone! That's Koguma - a piggybank for wildlife, in the shape of a polar bear. …  

17 Nov 2015 | News story

Kai community visit team of IUCN ORO, French Embassy and Rewa Provincial officials at Muana village.

A day out for kai : Community visit to Muana village, Rewa, Fiji for the kai fishery project

On Tuesday 10 November, IUCN Oceania Regional Office successfully organised a community visit trip to a kai fishery project site in Muana Village in Rewa, led by the Regional Program Coordinator, Mason Smith. The community visit consisted of a small delegation from the French Embassy led by the Head of Culture, Education and Science section, Emmanuelle Charrier as well as officials from the Rewa Provincial Office. …  

13 Nov 2015 | News story

Mini-Hydro in the Solomon Islands

Mini-Hydro Training in the Solomon Islands

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with the support of the Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy (VOCTEC) Program from Arizona State University, the Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training (PacTVET) Program led by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Secretariat (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), and the Department of Energy of the Solomon Islands are hosting a Mini-Hydro training workshop for Mini-Hydro technicians from 4 to 13 November 2015 at Bulelevata Village in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. …  

10 Nov 2015 | News story

Workshop group

First Waste-to-Art Workshop in Series

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) held the first in a series of four Waste-to-Art Youth Workshops throughout November on Saturday, November 7th. Supported by the Embassy of the United States of America,and the Pacific Development & Conservation Trust of New Zealand, IUCN has been working in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Lami Town Council, Suva City Council and the Department of Lands to involve a large group of students in the process of conservation education and creating sculptures to install at the former Lami dump site, which is now in the process of being converted into a public recreational park for the greater Suva community. …  

09 Nov 2015 | News story


Invasive Plant Inventory Training Successfully Completed

Along with illegal harvesting and habitat destruction, invasive species are one of the greatest threats to the health of Palau’s forests. While most of Palau’s forests are very healthy, all are under threat from invasive species, and some PAN sites have already been invaded. For this reason, the Bureau of Agriculture (BOA) and the Protected Areas Network (PAN) Office have begun taking action to address this threat. The first action is to learn what invasive species are present, and where they are – an inventory. Developing inventories of invasive species is the first of a set of five criteria for integrating invasive species into management of protected areas, adopted this year by the Micronesia Challenge Steering Committee and the Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council. Until this week, however, Palau lacked the capacity to develop these essential inventories. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

Officers of IUCN ORO at the opening of the IPP/PPA Workshop for GEFPAS Low Carbon Island Nations

IUCN ORO convenes IPP/PPA Workshop for GEFPAS Low Carbon Islands Nations

As part of the Global Environment Facility Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEFPAS) Low Carbon Islands project, implemented by the UN Environment Programme and executed by IUCN ORO, a two-day intensive workshop was held on 29-30 October in Nadi, Fiji Islands to introduce and detail the concepts involved in Independent Power Production and Power Purchase Agreements between national utilities and the private sector. The Low Carbon Islands project is being implemented in the countries of Nauru, Niue, and Tuvalu, where integration of private sector into the process of adopting renewable energy and energy efficient technologies is being emphasized through regulatory review & policy development, financial mechanism support, and public awareness activities. To augment interdepartmental coordination, we requested participation through representative delegates from the respective government Law Offices and Ministries of Finance alongside the national utilities. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

Participants to the first ever national workshop on Special Management Areas (SMAs) in Tonga.

Ha'apai hosts the first ever national workshop on Special Management Areas (SMAs) in Tonga

The first ever national workshop on Special Management Areas (SMAs) was opened on Wednesday 14 October by the Governor of Ha’apai District, Mo’ale Finau. In his opening remarks, Governor Finau stressed that that the whole of Tonga need to embrace the SMA programme in order to preserve all marine life in our coastal areas not only for our immediate needs but most importantly for future generations. …  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

Partners in discussion at the Mangoro Bung

Mangoro Bung (Tok Pisin for Mangrove meeting), Papua New Guinea

 On Tuesday 29th September, the United States Ambassador of America to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Walter E. North officially opened the Mangoro Bung successfully hosted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the USAID Mangroves Rehabilitation for the Sustainability of Healthy Forests (MARSH) and partners at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby. The Mangoro Bung was the final activity of the MARSH project. …  

29 Sep 2015 | News story

Our Forest Our Future, Acknowledging the Challenges, Seizing the Opportunities

From the 24 to 27th September, the first Forest Ministerial Talanoa, facilitated and supported by Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and IUCN Oceania Regional Office convened in Nadi, Fiji was attended by the Ministers of Forests from Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu with senior forest representatives from Papua New Guinea, Tonga and New Caledonia. …  

29 Sep 2015 | News story

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Walter E. North with participants at the official opening of the National Training Workshop of the Mangroves Carbon Accounting in Port Moresby.

National Training Workshop on Mangroves Carbon Accounting in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

 25 September 2015 | A national  training workshop in mangrove carbon accounting was conducted in Port Moresby from 21st-25th September 2015 by IUCN / USAID Mangrove Rehabilitation for Sustainably-Managed Healthy Forests (MARSH) project, the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) and US Forest Service (USFS). The participants were trained on the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Programme (SWAMP) protocol for measuring and monitoring forest carbon in mangroves.  

25 Sep 2015 | News story

Oceania Regional Office