Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands

IUCN supports Cook Islands to create the world’s largest marine park

Gland, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 – IUCN has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Cook Islands to support the establishment of the world’s largest marine protected area – the Cook Islands Marine Park. …  

15 Nov 2012 | News story

The Fijian Crested Iguana on Yadua Taba Island, Fiji

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.   …  

18 Oct 2012 | News story
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Professor Thaman delivers his speech after receiving his award.

IUCN honours Professor Randolph Thaman

In recognition of his outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, Professor Randolph Robert Thaman of the University of the South Pacific was awarded an Honorary Membership of IUCN Award by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature at the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. …  

24 Sep 2012 | News story
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Zhang Xinsheng

IUCN’s new President elected

Mr Zhang Xinsheng of China is the new President of IUCN. He was elected today at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

12 Sep 2012 | News story

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IUCN welcomes 48 new Members

On 5 September 2012, the 79th Meeting of the IUCN Council, meeting at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Republic of Korea, admitted 48 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

06 Sep 2012 | News story

Village in Talise, Vanuatu

Vanuatu joins the Union

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes. The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been designated by the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

24 Aug 2012 | News story

Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, USA

Australia to host IUCN World Parks Congress in 2014

A landmark global forum on parks and protected areas is to be hosted in Australia in November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress takes place only once every 10 years, and is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management. 

19 Jun 2012 | News story

The leaders who shaped the new Green Growth Leadership Coalition.

Pacific Leadership “fono” form green growth coalition

A group of senior Pacific figures met for three days at the Inter Continental Fiji Resort, in Natadola, on 29th May to 1st June, to shape a new Green Growth Leadership Coalition to help address some of the key development challenges facing the Pacific Island Region.  …  

06 Jun 2012 | News story

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Hon. Gordon Lilo addresses the forum.

Solomon Islands Prime Minister champions species conservation

Honorable Gordon Darcy Lilo, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands recently accepted the challenge to take on the role as champion for conservation of species and biodiversity at a regional and international level on the request of the the Pacific Islands Species Forum in Honiara, Solomon Islands. …  

10 May 2012 | News story

Mr. Jope Davetanivalu, Director, Fiji Department of Environment. Governments were also represented at the forum.

Forum calls on Pacific people to value all species

“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands.  …  

02 May 2012 | News story

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