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Pteralopex taki, Kolombangara, Solomon Islands

New records of rare mammals across Solomon Islands

Researchers from The University of Queensland have added several important new records of mammals from Key Biodiversity Areas across Solomon Islands, as part of work funded by CEPF in the East Melanesian Islands. …  

05 Dec 2015 | Article

Earth inside water droplet

Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN

Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

28 Nov 2015 | International news release

Training on cost-benefit analysis for invasive species in EMI

Training for invasive species management in the EMI hotspot

Invasive alien species not only threaten biodiversity in the Pacific islands, but also severely impact the economic, social, and cultural wellbeing of Pacific peoples. While Pacific island governments have shown commitment for managing invasive alien species, governments must set priorities for identifying which invasives to manage and how to manage them. Cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis are tools that help to identify the most efficient management approaches. …  

18 Nov 2015 | Article

SOS Save OUr Species, Coq En Pate, Koguma

SOS partner Coq En Pate's Koguma launches on Kickstarter

Imagine a polar icecap coming to life before your eyes through the power of your mobile phone! That's Koguma - a piggybank for wildlife, in the shape of a polar bear. …  

17 Nov 2015 | News story

Rangers' Course Attendees during the field visit

What is the role of a Ranger?

Many conservation areas in the Solomon Islands have rangers working as monitors and tour guides, and taking on these skills has often relied solely on the approach of learning by looking.  

16 Nov 2015 | Article

Kai community visit team of IUCN ORO, French Embassy and Rewa Provincial officials at Muana village.

A day out for kai : Community visit to Muana village, Rewa, Fiji for the kai fishery project

On Tuesday 10 November, IUCN Oceania Regional Office successfully organised a community visit trip to a kai fishery project site in Muana Village in Rewa, led by the Regional Program Coordinator, Mason Smith. The community visit consisted of a small delegation from the French Embassy led by the Head of Culture, Education and Science section, Emmanuelle Charrier as well as officials from the Rewa Provincial Office. …  

13 Nov 2015 | News story

Mini-Hydro in the Solomon Islands

Mini-Hydro Training in the Solomon Islands

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with the support of the Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy (VOCTEC) Program from Arizona State University, the Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training (PacTVET) Program led by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Secretariat (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), and the Department of Energy of the Solomon Islands are hosting a Mini-Hydro training workshop for Mini-Hydro technicians from 4 to 13 November 2015 at Bulelevata Village in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. …  

10 Nov 2015 | News story

Workshop group

First Waste-to-Art Workshop in Series

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) held the first in a series of four Waste-to-Art Youth Workshops throughout November on Saturday, November 7th. Supported by the Embassy of the United States of America,and the Pacific Development & Conservation Trust of New Zealand, IUCN has been working in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Lami Town Council, Suva City Council and the Department of Lands to involve a large group of students in the process of conservation education and creating sculptures to install at the former Lami dump site, which is now in the process of being converted into a public recreational park for the greater Suva community. …  

09 Nov 2015 | News story

Trainees entering seagrass data during Look and Learn visit at Tetepare island

Tetepare Descendants' Association hosts Look and Learn Programme

As part of their CEPF-funded project "Sharing the knowledge: Supporting the Tetepare Descendants' Association's Emergence as a leader in peer-to-peer learning", the Tetepare Descendants'  Association (TDA) conducted an integrated look and learn programme on Tetepare Island during September and October 2015. …  

06 Nov 2015 | Article


Invasive Plant Inventory Training Successfully Completed

Along with illegal harvesting and habitat destruction, invasive species are one of the greatest threats to the health of Palau’s forests. While most of Palau’s forests are very healthy, all are under threat from invasive species, and some PAN sites have already been invaded. For this reason, the Bureau of Agriculture (BOA) and the Protected Areas Network (PAN) Office have begun taking action to address this threat. The first action is to learn what invasive species are present, and where they are – an inventory. Developing inventories of invasive species is the first of a set of five criteria for integrating invasive species into management of protected areas, adopted this year by the Micronesia Challenge Steering Committee and the Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council. Until this week, however, Palau lacked the capacity to develop these essential inventories. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

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