Oceania

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr. Jan Steffen. IUCN Marine Programme Coordinator.

New Regional Marine Programme Coordinator – IUCN Oceania Regional Office

Dr. Jan Steffen is IUCN Oceania’s new Regional Marine Programme Coordinator, having joined the Office in January, 2011. Jan’s diverse experience is a testimony to his motivation and commitment to conservation of marine areas. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Participants of the CDM Capacity Building Workshop.

Regional CDM Capacity Building Workshops to minimize barriers for small islands participation

 In light of the various barriers encountered by small island countries in participating in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) programme, the UNEP Risoe Centre from Denmark with the assistance of the Fiji Government, IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and SPREP have begun a series of workshops to build understanding and capacity for Pacific Island Countries in the effort to assist them to efficiently implement CDM procedures. …  

03 Feb 2011 | News story

Wetlands of Viet Nam

World Wetlands Day – Healthy forests, healthy wetlands

Wetlands, such as mangroves, peat forests and freshwater swamp forests, are home to a wealth of biodiversity. To mark this year’s World Wetlands Day on Wednesday 2 February, IUCN is highlighting the role and importance of forests in wetlands, of particular poignancy as 2011 is the International Year of Forests. …  

01 Feb 2011 | News story

Participants of the NBCC in discussion.

EIA processes made clear for Fiji’s Nadi Basin Catchment Committee

The training on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted recently on 21st January by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature should set a clearer scene for stakeholders and members of the Nadi Basin Catchment Committee (NBCC) in Fiji in shaping their plans to develop a strategy to reduce flood risks for the Nadi area. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story

Christine Trenorden, Environmental Law Mentor - IUCN Oceania Regional Office.

New Environmental Law Mentor – IUCN Regional Office for Oceania

Ms. Christine Trenorden is the new Environmental Law Mentor for the (IUCN) Regional Office and began her work in late December 2010. The former Senior Judge in the Environment, Resources & Development Court in South Australia, brings with her a dynamic experience in the field of law specifically in the environmental and natural resources area. …  

26 Jan 2011 | News story

Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon. Pita Sharples shares his story to attentive conference attendees.

Indigenous peoples at centre of Sharing Power Conference

 On January 11-15, 2011, the first ever “Sharing Power Conference” was held in Whakatane, New Zealand and hosted by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (Mäori Tribal Authority, and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (Mäori Tribal University). …  

18 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Nadi Basin, Fiji Islands

WANI and partners working towards flood mitigation in Fiji

Frequent heavy flooding on Fiji’s West Coast has resulted in loss of lives and livelihoods in recent years. A consortium of partners, including IUCN, decided to join forces and share scientific data that will help better identify and analyse flood risks. …  

17 Dec 2010 | News story

A resource and environmental economics book written for the Pacific: New book launched

A new book, Economics of Resource and Environmental Economics Project Management in the Pacific, published by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature was launched on Thursday December 16 by the Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Mr Peter Forau. …  

16 Dec 2010 | News story


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