Managing and protecting freshwater and coastal resources is of vital importance for the Pacific region's health and wealth. However, many Pacific Islands are experiencing increasing pressures on water and wetland resources due to growing populations, infrastructure development, and climatic fluctuations.
In Oceania the Water & Wetlands programme strives to address the underlying issues affecting water and wetland resources through the Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation & Livelihoods (MESCAL) project.
Through these efforts and more IUCN Oceania continues to seek a coordinated approach to meet the needs of both the people and environment of the Pacific.
For more information please contact the Water and Wetlands team