Oceania

Two Solomon Islanders carry a green turtle up the beach for tagging on Tetapare

East Melanesian Islands Hotspot Call for Proposals now open

The third Call for Proposals for biodiversity conservation projects in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and the islands region of Papua New Guinea is open until 26 August 2014. IUCN invites Letters of Inquiry from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private companies and other civil society organizations working in the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot. …  

06 Jul 2014 | News story

Uto Ni Yalo

Fijian voyaging flagship, Uto Ni Yalo, to sail to IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

A memorandum of understanding signed between IUCN Oceania and the Uto Ni Yalo Trust sets the course for the Uto Ni Yalo to sail to Sydney for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. This significant voyage will convey regional messages about the critical need to respect and protect important natural places. It continues the Pacific Voyage: ‘one Pacific voice’ campaign, originally initiated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. …   | French

03 Jul 2014 | News story

Mangroves, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Working towards a Pacific Mangroves Declaration

The Pacific Mangroves Initiative is developing the region’s first mangroves declaration, which will formalize how countries will collaborate on a regional level to strengthen mangrove protection. …  

01 Jul 2014 | News story

IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami (left) and Interim PIDF Secretary General, Feleti Teo, after the signing in Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Islands Development Forum signs agreement with IUCN

IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

MSG Director General, Mr Peter Forau and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami in Nadi during the Pacific Islands Development Forum Second Summit.

Melanesian Spearhead Group signs agreement with largest global environment organization

IUCN and the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last Friday, 20 May, to reinforce cooperation between the two organizations. …  

23 Jun 2014 | News story

Huon Tree Kangaroo leaning on branch

Global recognition for grassroots action in Papua New Guinea

IUCN Oceania congratulates two conservation and climate change adaptation initiatives in Papua New Guinea – the Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program and Tulele Peisa – that have been recognized as winners of the Equator Prize 2014. …  

16 Jun 2014 | News story

An island in Ha'apai, Tonga.

Recognize the Pacific’s valuable natural assets

On World Environment Day, IUCN is calling on leaders in all sectors of Pacific countries to recognise the significant value of the Pacific in terms of big ocean spaces, food security and unique biodiversity and take significant action to protect, restore and maintain them. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

On the frontline – helping island states face up to climate change

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are at the forefront of climate change — they’re the first to feel the impacts and are among those taking the lead in tackling this ever-growing threat. …  

05 Jun 2014 | News story

Left to right: Sandeep Singh (US Embassy), Milika Sobey (IUCN), Jacqueline Evans (Marae Moana Marine Park), Tukabu Teroroko (PIPA), Samantha Brooke (US NOAA), Christophe Fonfreyde (Government of New Caledonia), and Susan White (US Fish and Wildlife Service)

Positive prospects for marine park collaboration

Co-training of marine park staff, sharing of technology development and coordination of data collection and sharing arrangements are some opportunities for collaboration between managers of marine parks identified during a workshop held this week in Suva, Fiji. …  

30 May 2014 | News story

Nguna-Pele LMMAs

Pacific communities demonstrate marine management

An innovative model of coastal and marine community management is well established in the Pacific, and while this model does not fit comfortably within the IUCN definition of protected areas, it is delivering positive conservation outcomes. …  

28 May 2014 | News story

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