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Mangroves, Tetepare, Solomon Islands

Mangrove project assesses progress

In the past three years IUCN has helped Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu address some key management challenges in mangrove conservation through the project Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL). In the past month the project has assessed its progress and mapped a way forward for its final year of implementation. …  

28 Feb 2013 | Article

Colourful coral reef, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Secrets of world’s richest marine area revealed

A new study finds that sea surface temperature, as well as the size and variety of habitats are the main factors responsible for the proliferation of marine life in the Coral Triangle – the most biologically diverse marine region in the world. …   | Chinese

21 Feb 2013 | International news release

Rock Islands, Palau

BIOPAMA bolsters progress on capacity development for protected areas in the Pacific and West Africa

Participation from a wide range of countries and organizations, in addition to a diverse set of perspectives, marked forward strides for BIOPAMA in two recent workshops held in the Pacific and West Africa.  To underline BIOPAMA’s importance to the regions, high level representatives from the European Union, which funds BIOPAMA, and other key stakeholders, such as the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries) Secretariat, attended the meetings, marking the Programme’s regional launch.  …   | French

21 Feb 2013 | Article
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Call for abstracts: 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency (MPAA) and IUCN are organizing the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille and Corsica from 21 October to 27 October 2013. …  

15 Feb 2013 | News story
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Group discussions at the workshop in Honiara.

Safeguarding Honiara's water source

IUCN is helping inspire communities who own the catchment area which supplies Honiara's water to preserve the ecosystem for themselves and their children. …  

13 Feb 2013 | Article
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Mangrove policies under review for five island countries

IUCN Oceania is reviewing existing policies and legislations relevant to the protection and management of mangroves in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga as part of its efforts to help improve local mangrove management in these countries. …  

28 Jan 2013 | Article

Floating market

A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Sunset in Vanuatu.

Vanuatu taps into solar, wind and hydro power

IUCN is helping the island nation of Vanuatu to utilize renewable energy sources to provide modern energy services and improve health and education services in outer island communities. …  

24 Jan 2013 | Article

Sydney Harbour National Park

Leaders wanted for sixth World Parks Congress

The world’s most influential gathering of people involved in parks and protected area management – the IUCN World Parks Congress - is calling for inspiring leaders who will help position protected areas as solutions to some of today’s biggest global challenges and shape the agenda for protected areas and their management over the next decade and beyond. …   | Spanish

24 Jan 2013 | News story

Household in Tonga with a new solar home system.

Solar lights for homes in three remote Tongan islands

In Tonga IUCN worked with the government and provided essential lighting to more than 100 homes in three remote islands in the Ha’apai group. …  

22 Jan 2013 | Article

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