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Jacqueline Evans

How to manage a vast marine protected area in the Pacific? Interview with Jacqueline Evans, Te Ipukarea Society

In August 2012, the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Henry Puna, declared what was then the world’s largest marine park, encompassing the southern half of the country’s exclusive economic zone. The declaration covers 1.065 million square kilometres – an area more than twice the size of Papua New Guinea.  …  

13 Jun 2014 | Article

Rock Islands - Palau

Natural World Heritage sites: the Pacific’s challenges

The Pacific Islands region (Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia) is renowned for its immense natural beauty, but is home to only seven natural World Heritage sites. What challenges are preventing more sites in the Pacific being recognised? …  

13 Jun 2014 | Article

Regional Forum on Oceans, Coasts and People in Asia and the Pacific, Cebu, PH, May 2014

Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Asia and the Pacific

“We need to avoid re-inventing the wheel” is a notion that was frequently heard during the opening of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Asia and the Pacific. The event was hosted by the Blue Solutions Initiative, with IUCN as a partner, on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. It convened around 100 practitioners and decision makers, civil society, local community as well as government representatives. …  

11 Jun 2014 | News story

A scientist collects coral samples in the Bravo crater

Life after nuclear testing

Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands …  

10 Jun 2014 | Article

An island in Ha'apai, Tonga.

Recognize the Pacific’s valuable natural assets

On World Environment Day, IUCN is calling on leaders in all sectors of Pacific countries to recognise the significant value of the Pacific in terms of big ocean spaces, food security and unique biodiversity and take significant action to protect, restore and maintain them. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Left to right: Sandeep Singh (US Embassy), Milika Sobey (IUCN), Jacqueline Evans (Marae Moana Marine Park), Tukabu Teroroko (PIPA), Samantha Brooke (US NOAA), Christophe Fonfreyde (Government of New Caledonia), and Susan White (US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Positive prospects for marine park collaboration

Co-training of marine park staff, sharing of technology development and coordination of data collection and sharing arrangements are some opportunities for collaboration between managers of marine parks identified during a workshop held this week in Suva, Fiji. …  

30 May 2014 | News story

Nguna-Pele LMMAs

Pacific communities demonstrate marine management

An innovative model of coastal and marine community management is well established in the Pacific, and while this model does not fit comfortably within the IUCN definition of protected areas, it is delivering positive conservation outcomes. …  

28 May 2014 | News story

Jacqueline Evans

Marine protected areas champion in the Cook Islands - Jacqueline Evans

Jacqueline Evans has been working to protect the marine environment in the Cook Islands for over 20 years including protecting the coral reef from land-based sources of pollution and from over-fishing. …  

27 May 2014 | Article

Ray in Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati

Large marine protected areas – how can we manage them together?

The benefits, challenges and opportunities for collaboration in the management of large marine protected areas in the Pacific are the focus of discussion at a workshop being held in Suva, Fiji this week. …  

27 May 2014 | News story

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