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Tony O'Keeffe

Introducing Tony O’Keeffe, new BIOPAMA focal point for the Pacific

Tony O’Keeffe has recently joined the growing team at IUCN Oceania as the Protected Areas Coordinator and will lead activities for BIOPAMA in the region. …   | French

11 Sep 2013 | Article

New Caledonia reefs

Pacific Islands make their plea for Climate action

At the 44th Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum held this September, efforts towards tackling climate change have been given a new lease of life with the adoption of the Majuro Declaration. The agreement underlines the need for urgent action and also aims to help build momentum towards ensuring a “universal, ambitious and legally-binding climate change agreement by 2015”. …  

10 Sep 2013 | Article
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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

Tuvalu.

Working towards economic valuations of marine ecosystems

IUCN Oceania is working with partners to undertake economic assessments of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands. The 6th International Ecosystems Services Partnership (ESP) Conference held last week enabled us to develop the linkages and partnerships critical for our work in the region. …  

04 Sep 2013 | Article

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

protected area, papua new guinea

Strengthening environmental law and promoting best practices for the management of coastal resources

IUCN Oceania convened meetings in Papua New Guinea with a range of stakeholders to extend its activities under the project, Strengthening Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific (Phase II), funded by the Asian Development Bank. …  

02 Sep 2013 | Article

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

New Caledonia Reefs from the air

Pacific Plan annual report shows progress on sustainable development

In the recently published Pacific Plan Annual Progress Report 2013, a number of issues related to the region’s efforts to develop sustainably have been reported on. Some of the highlights include: the legislative and regulatory framework for Deep Sea Minerals that has been endorsed by all 15 Pacific ACP states; the development of MPAs in the region, including New Caledonia’s desire to implement a conservation area to link up with that of Australia; and increased collaboration amongst Pacific states to combat IUU fishing.     …  

27 Aug 2013 | Article
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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

Montane Rainforest, Yus Conservation and Landscape, Papua New Guinea

New grants for biodiversity hotspot

IUCN Oceania has partnered with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to administer a new grant scheme for the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot. IUCN Oceania will act as the Regional Implementation Team, providing strategic leadership for CEPF's investment. …  

24 Jul 2013 | Article


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