The Lagoons of New Caledonia, France

New World Heritage Sites for the Pacific

Twenty-seven new sites have recently been added to the internationally recognised World Heritage List, including three sites in the Pacific: Chief Roi Mata's Domain (Vanuatu), the Kuk Early Agricultural Site (Papua New Guinea) and the Lagoons of New Caledonia (France). …  

08 Jul 2008 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

National Stakeholder Meeting on Protected Areas in Fiji

On 12 June, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania hosted a national stakeholder meeting on protected areas for Fiji. …  

12 Jun 2008 | News story

Cloud Forest, Des Voeux Peak, Taveuni, Fiji

New Environmental Law Associations for the Pacific

The IUCN Regional Office for Oceania has secured seed funding for the establishment of national environmental law associations in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. …  

10 Jun 2008 | News story

Traditional pandanus mat.

IUCN Training for Pacific Island Magistrates

On 4 June, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania presented training on human rights and the environment for lay magistrates from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Economic Tools for Marine Protected Areas

From 26-30 May 2008, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, Coral Reef Initiatives for the South Pacific (CRISP) and the Secretariat of the Pacfic Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a regional workshop on the use of economic tools for supporting the design and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Annabelle Minter, Environmental Law Intern

New Environmental Law Intern - IUCN Regional Office for Oceania

Annabelle Minter has joined the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania as an environmental law intern. …  

01 Jun 2008 | News story

Sovi Basin, Viti Levu, Fiji (Proposed Conservation Area)

Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Protected Areas in Fiji

In April 2008, IUCN presented training for protected area managers and conservationists on Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Fiji. …  

30 Apr 2008 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Climate Change and the Law in the Pacific Islands

In March 2008, IUCN Legal Advisor, Pepe Clarke, presented a paper on Climate Change and the Law in the Pacific Islands at the National Environmental Law Association (NELA) annual conference in Fremantle, Western Australia. …  

31 Mar 2008 | News story

Leaf with raindrops. Alotau, PNG.

IUCN Supports Pacific Future Environmental Leaders Forum

IUCN’s Regional Programme for Oceania is partnering with the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) to host the second annual Pacific Future Environment Leaders Forum in Suva this week. …  

11 Mar 2008 | News story

Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

IUCN Regional Director to Chair Pacific Conservation Roundtable

IUCN Regional Director for Oceania, Mr Taholo Kami, has been appointed Chair of the Pacific Islands Roundtable on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. The Roundtable is the Pacific’s largest cross-sectoral coalition of non-government organizations, government agencies, regional organisations and donors working in nature conservation in the region. …  

22 Oct 2007 | News story

Oceania Regional Office