A child plaiting palm leaves in Samoa

Living the Island Life, in D.C.

IUCN is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brown as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Coordinator, who will be based out of the U.S. office in Washington, D.C.  …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

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Call for Nominations for IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania

Mr Lionel Gibson, elected by the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008 as IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania, has resigned from the IUCN Council due to his current work commitments. …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

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IUCN Welcomes Fiji as New State Member

The Government of Fiji has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by adhering to the IUCN Statutes. The Department of Environment has been designated by the Government of Fiji as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji

"Invest in Nature Now !" - Director General Launches Public Lecture Series

We need to adopt an alternative paradigm in which Investment in Natural Capital is central” That was the message IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefѐvre gave in her address to launch the IUCN-USP Public lecture series, held at the University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Business and Economics lecture theatre, in Laucala on June 10th. …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

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Director General - Julia, on the move in Oceania

Invest in Nature” was the message from IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefѐvre, as she swept through the Oceania region meeting IUCN members, partners and donors. …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific

IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the world's last great tuna stocks. The fishing effort in the economic exclusion zones (EEZs) around the islands, mainly carried out by foreign fleets that pay the island states for the right to fish, will continue at a unsustainable rate, however, according to IUCN. …  

07 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Oceania Regional Office Joins the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network

The Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was established at the behest of the Pacific Island Leaders in 2006. This Partnership Network, facilitated by the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) was established primarily as collaborative and cooperative mechanisms to support Pacific Island countries in relation to capacity building for disaster risk management. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN Director General to visit Oceania

Ms Julia Marton–Lefevre, IUCN’s Director General, will be visiting the Oceania Region from 1-12 June. …  

21 May 2009 | News story

New Study Reveals Natural Disasters Increase Poverty in Fiji

A new study, commissioned by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), on the relationship between poverty and disasters, including climate related disasters, was released last week in Nadi, Fiji at the Pacific Regional meeting of national disaster managers and Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) of the Ministries of Finance and Planning, supported by SOPAC, UNDP and ISDR. …  

19 May 2009 | News story
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Henrike Seidel

Pacific Ocean 2020 Intern joins Oceania

Henrike Seidel has recently started an internship with the IUCN Oceania office under the Pacific Centre for Environmental Governance. During the next six months, Henrike will contribute to the Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge by looking into the value and governance of the Pacific from a SIDS perspective. …  

18 May 2009 | News story
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