Oceania

Participants evaluating their projects using a gender lens.

Energy project managers empowered on gender mainstreaming

Managers of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in six countries in Oceania were trained on incorporating gender dimensions into their respective projects at a workshop recently held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Ridge to Reef – Managing Water Resources from Source to Sea

As more people live in urban environments and along coastal stretches, recognizing the impacts of water management from source to sea is vital. These links, across multiple habitats and ecosystems are often poorly understood. …  

27 Apr 2010 | News story

Kadavu Waterfall. Water resources need careful management and monitoring in view of population growth and rapid development on the island

Fijian communities discuss future water resources

Successes achieved from Fiji’s Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) were the backdrop of IUCN’s latest Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) workshop in Kadavu, Fiji 15-16 April. This community-based work successfully achieved the rehabilitation and protection of local Marine Protected Areas and coastal zones. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

Students participating in the tree planting exercisein Samoa on World Water Day celebrations, March 22 2010.

World Water Day Highlights in Oceania

IUCN Oceania celebrated this year’s World Water Day with its partners in Fiji and Samoa. Samoa launched its national campaign with the theme ‘Clean Water for a Healthy Samoa’ aimed to address challenges and solutions to achieving clean water and enhancing awareness on the linkages between the quality of water resources and drinking water. …  

30 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story

International Convention Centre, Jeju

IUCN and Republic of Korea sign up for best ever Congress

IUCN, the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, and the Self-governing Province of Jeju have signed an agreement to jointly organize the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. …   | French | Spanish

05 Mar 2010 | News story

The Great Blue Mountains Area in Australia

Australian Wildife corridor protects species in a changing climate

The world's first transcontinental wildlife corridor - stretching 3500 kilometres from the coast of the Northern Territory to the coast of South Australia - has been jointly announced today by Premier Mike Rann and NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson. Announcement by Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul Henderson and South Australia premier Mike Rann …  

01 Mar 2010 | News story

Mangroves at Nasilai, Rewa delta, Fiji.

Mangroves to the rescue

Coastal ecosystems in the Pacific region are under severe threat. Increasing population, coastal development, squatter settlements and increasing demand for resources are having a serious impact. Climate change will only make things worse for these vulnerable coastal areas, and urgent action is needed to address the ongoing threats. …  

23 Feb 2010 | News story
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Water collection for downstream communities, Tongitogiga watershed catchment, Samoa

WANI strengthens water management in Fiji and Samoa

Many Pacific Islands are experiencing increasing pressures on water resources due to growing populations, infrastructure development, and climatic fluctuations. IUCN, member and partner organisations are strengthening forces to support Integrated Water Resource Management in the Oceania region. …  

22 Feb 2010 | News story


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