Group photo

Pacific leaders meet to share and inspire

Leaders from the Pacific region joined together in the third consecutive Green Growth Leaders’ Coalition (GGLC) Retreat in Pacific Harbour from April 19-22. The Retreat was hosted and facilitated by IUCN Oceania, with the support of the Australian Government through its Pacific Leadership Program (PLP).   

29 Apr 2016 | News story

L-R: Stuart Chape, SPREP's Director Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Vice Chancellor and President of USP and Taholo Kami, PIRT Chair and Regional Director of the IUCN Oceania Regional Office.

USP becomes ninth member of PIRT

 The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially became the ninth member of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT). The PIRT Membership Agreement was signed Wednesday 30 March by PIRT Chair and Regional Director of the IUCN Oceania Regional Office, Taholo Kami and Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra, at the conclusion of the PIRT Planning Meeting with the Heads of Organisation in Suva, Fiji.  

31 Mar 2016 | News story

EESLI Phase II Implementation in the Kingdom of Tonga – opening of the Ha’alalo community solar PV water pump project funded through Italian and Austrian support to IUCN. In the photo Ifereimi Dau from IUCN is standing second from right and Dr. Tevita Tukunga Director of Energy from Tonga (fourth from right) with Ha’alalo community elders.

Potential for IUCN ORO’s Energy Programme to expand

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania Regional Office’s (ORO) Energy Programme Coordinator, Anare Matakiviti and Regional Programme Coordinator, Mason Smith participated in the Ninth Joint Committee (JC9) meeting of Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy programme in New York, USA this month.  …  

24 Mar 2016 | News story


Technical Advisory Groups - IUCN Oceania Regional Office

The Technical Advisory Group or TAG is an established working group mandated by IUCN ORO to provide strategic direction and advise on each of the four thematic areas in the IUCN regional plan. The four thematic areas are: Value and Conserving Nature, Governance of Nature's Use, Nature-based Solutions and Blue Green economy.

23 Mar 2016 | News story

Navakavu field trip, Fiji

Pacific Islands launch directions for protected and other conserved areas capacity development actions

The Capacity Development for Protected and Other Conserved Areas in the Pacific Islands Region, Strategy and Action Framework 2015-2020 has just been launched and it is the result of a joint effort by the Pacific BIOPAMA programme represented by IUCN and regional partners and stakeholders.  …   | French

10 Mar 2016 | News story

Solar panel installation - community focused development

IUCN Oceania launches Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania this week launches its Small Grants Enterprise & Community Development Accelerator and will be receiving applications for funding from now through 1 June 2016 for the first round of allocations. 

25 Feb 2016 | News story

Launch of PCEG

IUCN Oceania launches Centre of Excellence

February was an exciting month for IUCN Oceania, especially with the launch of its latest program, the Pacific Centre for Environmental Governance (PCEG). …  

17 Feb 2016 | News story

Group photo of the Conference participants, IUCN staff and representatives from the US Embassy.

Our Oceans, Our Responsibility Conference

 Oceans play a major role in the lives of all Pacific islanders and the future of the Pacific lies in her oceans and the future of the oceans lie with her youth. 

16 Feb 2016 | News story

Delegation comprising of IUCN ORO staff, PNG's Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Mines and Energy and Senior Staff of TAG Holdings at the commissioning ceremony.

In the Light – Commissioning of the Mananakele Solar PV Home Lighting System Project

Members of the Kapari community gathered together at Mananakele to celebrate the commissioning of their Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Home Lighting system successfully installed in 290 homes. …  

09 Feb 2016 | News story


First Technical Advisory Group meeting for 2016 held

As part of the process of the strategic development and review of IUCN ORO programs, a technical advisory group (TAG) is identified and convened for each program area.  

05 Feb 2016 | News story

Oceania Regional Office