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Pacific Islands Red List – Identifying threatened species

28% of plant and animal species from the Pacific Islands are threatened with extinction. This is the latest figure identified under IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species™ (2008). The report also states that of the species assessed, 14% are listed under the data deficient category illustrating the lack of information to determine their threat status.   …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

Announcing World Water Day: 22 March 2011

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Event

"Water is everybody's business" - message painted on one side of the bus

Bus to spread word on water conservation in Fiji

 A 60 seater public bus, painted with images and messages to encourage water conservation and recycling, is now travelling the Lautoka to Nadi route in Fiji following its launch on the 2nd of February. …  

09 Feb 2011 | News story

GMSA Workshop participants in Koror, Palau.

GMSA Workshops on marine fishes held in Oceania

The Global Marine Species Assessment, a joint collaboration between IUCN’s Species Programme and Conservation International, is working to assess individual marine species for inclusion and publication on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

09 Feb 2011 | News story

Larissa Brisbane. IUCN Oceania Senior Energy Programme Officer

New Senior Energy Programme Officer - IUCN Oceania Regional Office

 Ms. Larissa Brisbane is the new Senior Energy Programme Officer for the Regional Office. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr. Jan Steffen. IUCN Marine Programme Coordinator.

New Regional Marine Programme Coordinator – IUCN Oceania Regional Office

Dr. Jan Steffen is IUCN Oceania’s new Regional Marine Programme Coordinator, having joined the Office in January, 2011. Jan’s diverse experience is a testimony to his motivation and commitment to conservation of marine areas. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Participants of the CDM Capacity Building Workshop.

Regional CDM Capacity Building Workshops to minimize barriers for small islands participation

 In light of the various barriers encountered by small island countries in participating in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, the UNEP Risoe Centre from Denmark with the assistance of the Fiji Government, IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and SPREP have begun a series of workshops to build understanding and capacity for Pacific Island Countries in the effort to assist them to efficiently implement CDM procedures. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

Participants of the NBCC in discussion.

EIA processes made clear for Fiji’s Nadi Basin Catchment Committee

The training on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted recently on 21st January by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature should set a clearer scene for stakeholders and members of the Nadi Basin Catchment Committee (NBCC) in Fiji in shaping their plans to develop a strategy to reduce flood risks for the Nadi area. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story


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