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Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

More Pacific Island nations join Energy Conservation initiative

Three Pacific Island nations have recently joined the Pacific SIDS Energy, Ecosystems and Sustainable Livelihoods Initiative: Managing the Ecosystem Implications of Energy Policies in the Pacific Island States (Pacific SIDS-EESLI) initiated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).   …  

26 Aug 2015 | Article

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

Elephants in action

Refreshed www.biopama.org

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme is happy to share with you the result of the latest developments to enhance the website www.biopama.org to better respond to users’ information needs. …   | French

04 Aug 2015 | Article

Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Participants

Resilience in a Climate Challenged Planet – Oceania Regional Conservation Forum

This year, the Oceania Regional Office was honoured to host the Oceania Regional Conservation Forum in Suva. Andrew Bignell, IUCN Regional Councillor in Oceania, urged members “to raise the bar and  to think big.” …  

04 Aug 2015 | News story

The coast - Andros West Side National Park, the Bahamas

New direction for capacity development in protected areas over next 10 years

A new strategy intended to support the recommendations on capacity development included in the Promise of Sydney that resulted from the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (IUCN WPC) has been completed. The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Strategic Framework for Capacity Development in Protected Areas and other Conserved Territories 2015-2025 (SFCD) is the result of a widespread programme of activities and consultations during 2013 and 2014 culminating in the IUCN WPC 2014. …   | French

03 Aug 2015 | Article

Southern coast of Upolu island, Samoa

Pacific protected area and other conserved areas agenda advanced at key regional fora

A series of Pacific regional workshops and gatherings provided an important opportunity to review and enhance the frame for the Pacific protected area agenda, with the participation of numerous regional partners, IUCN commissions and members. These events represented the occasion to directly engage with the Pacific stakeholders on BIOPAMA initiatives and invite input, exchange and collaboration. …   | French

24 Jul 2015 | News story

New Solar Home System installed in a church building on the island of Mo'unga'one in Tonga.

The Value of Life Cycle Analysis to combat against “Greenwashing”*

You probably know that burning fossil fuels emits carbon dioxide (CO2) - one of the greenhouse gases that cause the global warming of the planet - and other pollutants. But we often forget that CO2 emissions and contamination also occur during the extraction, refining, and transportation of oil products. For Small Island Nations like those in the Pacific, transportation of fuels plays a proportionately larger role in generating the carbon footprint of fuels.   …  

23 Jul 2015 | News story

Cloud Forest on Mount Lidgbird, Lord Howe Island

Climate change key threat to ecosystems at risk

Climate change has emerged as a key threat to a diverse range of ecosystems in Australia and beyond, according to studies published in a special issue of the journal Austral Ecology. …  

17 Jul 2015 | News story

Manta Ray Palau

IUCN Welcomes the Republic of Palau as a new State Member

The National Government of the Republic of Palau has announced its decision to become a Member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) by endorsing the Union’s Statutes, becoming the 90th State Member of the world’s largest and oldest environmental network. The Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Palau as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. IUCN extends its warmest welcome to the Republic of Palau. …   | French | Spanish

13 Jul 2015 | Article

Local fishers in PNG

Protecting and safeguarding the environment through Law

From Indonesia to the Solomon Islands, 363 million people depend on marine resources in the Coral Triangle region (CTR). Coping with threats from human activities and climate change is a major stake in the western Pacific region which faces overfishing, destructive fishing methods (cyanide or blast), increasing human populations and loss of critical habitats. Increasing the resilience of the coastal and marine ecosystem by strengthening coastal and marine management will contribute to food and livelihood security. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

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