Oceania

Director of Fiji Department of Energy (left) receiving certificate of completion

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 12 MW or 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

Understanding small wind energy systems

Small wind turbines present an opportunity for fossil-fuel dependent Pacific Island nations to reduce their import bill, transition to a low carbon economy and supply off-grid energy to remote rural areas. …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

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World Water Day 2014: a coordinated approach to meeting water and energy demand

On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both.  

22 Mar 2014 | News story

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

IUCN welcomes 21 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 21 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2014 | News story

Bruguiera swamp at Nasoata Island.

Nasoata for international wetlands list

Nasoata Island, in the Province of Rewa in Fiji, is a proposed Wetland of International Importance. Discussions are currently underway between the Fiji Government, SPREP, USP, IUCN and other partners about applying for its listing on the Ramsar Convention.   …  

13 Feb 2014 | News story

Global Re-introduction Perspectives: 2013

A global perspective on re-introduction

From mangroves to spiders, trout to bobcat, the latest edition of Global Re-introduction Perspectives presents 52 case studies on re-introduction projects from around the world. …  

05 Feb 2014 | News story

Transport is the Pacific’s largest energy use, consuming 48% of Pacific fossil fuel imports. Sea transport is a significant component.

Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport launched

The University of the South Pacific and IUCN have joined forces to launch an Oceania Centre for Sustainable Transport. …  

13 Dec 2013 | News story

Fiji’s Minister of Environment and Attorney General, Mr. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighting the ten key actions during the conference

IUCN applauds ‘ten key actions’ for Pacific conservation

IUCN applauds the declaration of ‘ten key actions’ made today by high-level representatives from government, the private sector and civil society at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story

Viliame stuck in mud during the survey.

Locals need not rely so much on external consultants

“Pacific Islanders do not need to rely so much on external consultants," says Dr. Milika Sobey, Water and Wetlands Programme Coordinator of IUCN Oceania Regional Office while speaking at a panel discussion this week at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.   …  

06 Dec 2013 | News story


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