Oceania is geographically one of IUCN’s largest regional programmes, covering over 100 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. The region comprises Australia, New Zealand and the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories making up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The total human population is estimated at approximately 35 million, of whom nearly two thirds are resident in Australia.  Learn more

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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

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