Oceania

Sakiusa Tuisolia

New Pacific Ocean 2020 Coordinator

Mr Sakiusa Tuisolia (Saki) is the newly appointed Pacific Ocean 2020 Coordinator. …  

04 May 2009 | News story
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Etika Rupeni

Oceania Regional Office Welcomes New Interim Roundtable Coordinator

Etika Rupeni has joined the office as the new Interim Roundtable coordinator.   …  

04 May 2009 | News story
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IUCN features in Pacific Minister's Meeting

The second Regional Energy Officials meeting and the Pacific Energy Ministers meeting was held in Nukualofa, Tonga from the 20th – 24th of April. These biennial meetings, focussed on the theme, “Strengthening the Fragile Pacific Islands Energy Sector – Addressing energy, economy and environment in a period of rapid change”. It was a critical discussion for Pacific Island countries currently undergoing considerable pressure to sustain their fragile economies with the current global recession and uncertainties in oil prices. This has raised alternative energy options to the top of the agenda including renewable energies. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story

Marine Protected Areas: Legislative and Policy Gap Analysis for Fiji Islands

IUCN is pleased to announce the release of a policy and legislation gap analysis for marine protected areas in the Fiji Islands. The paper was prepared on behalf of the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, at the request of the WWF South Pacific Programme, and was co-authored by IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) member, Ms Erika Techera, and IUCN Legal Research Intern, Ms Shauna Troniak. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story
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Troubles in coconut grove

Could rising sea levels undermine the potential for islands to produce biofuels from coconut oil? Tonga’s sea level monitoring programme has registered a 10 mm rise in recent years, and the trend is likely to continue. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story

Elizabeth Erasit. WCPA Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

WCPA Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania

Elizabeth Erasito is the new Regional Deputy Vice Chair for Oceania for IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). Elizabeth will lead the WCPA network in the region, particularly for the Pacific Islands.  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors established

The Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (ACEDD) has been established. This is an initiative of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) and Macquarie University, Sydney. This is part of CEC’s program to catalyse networks of universities in Meso America, Southern Africa and amongst Arabic speaking nations as part of its endeavours for the IUCN World Conservation Learning Network.  …  

26 Mar 2009 | News story

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless. …   | French | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story

Taholo Kami, Oceania Regional Director, with USP Vice Chancellor, Prof Rajesh Chandra

IUCN Joins Forces with Regional University for Conservation Action

Suva, Fiji, 28 January 2009 (IUCN) – An agreement signed today between two leading actors in scientific research and action for environment and nature conservation marks a new chapter for conservation and sustainable development in the Pacific islands region. The agreement formalises a long-standing partnership between IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) and promises to strengthen collaborative initiatives for conservation and sustainable development through research, training and teaching.
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29 Jan 2009 | News story
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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

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