The biodiversity of the Oceania region is characterised by exceptionally high levels of endemism and species diversity, underpinning ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecosystem services, and supporting the daily livelihoods of millions of people. IUCN Oceania supports governments, Members and communities to strengthen capacity for the sustainable management and conservation of the species and ecosystems of Oceania, and to address the major drivers of biodiversity loss.
What we do:
Our Species Programme focuses on enhancing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, contributing to efforts in combating invasive species, supporting governments in implementing CITES and increasing awareness of the status of species.
Our Marine Programme supports the establishment and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and MPA networks; the identification of ecologically and biologically significant areas, the identification and mitigation of environmental impacts related to deep sea mineral exploitation; and the consolidation of national and regional efforts in marine environmental education.