Uluna-Sutahuri tribe creates regional partnership to carry out biological surveys within their customary lands

The Uluna-Sutahuri Tribe of Malango, Central Guadalcanal, has signed an historic agreement with the University of the South Pacific, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Solomon Islands Government to plan and implement the Bobosogo Biodiversity Surveys – a collaborative biological inventory of the unique plants and animals living within upland areas of Uluna-Sutahuri Customary Lands of Guadalcanal. …  

08 Sep 2015 | News story

Members of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems team accept the Eureka Prize for excellence in Environmental Research

IUCN science wins! Red List of Ecosystems awarded Eureka Prize

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems team is honoured to receive the prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize in the field of Scientific Research and Innovation: Environmental Research. …  

02 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

Children in Yemen walking for long distances to get water. Waqf Fund can provide sustainable funding for water projects in the region.

World Water Week: A new course for water and development

Safeguarding the planet's water resources is critical to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That is the message of this year's World Water Week, the annual global conference on water, which starts on Sunday with the theme 'Water for Development.' …  

20 Aug 2015 | News story

Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Participants

Resilience in a Climate Challenged Planet – Oceania Regional Conservation Forum

This year, the Oceania Regional Office was honoured to host the Oceania Regional Conservation Forum in Suva. Andrew Bignell, IUCN Regional Councillor in Oceania, urged members “to raise the bar and  to think big.” …  

04 Aug 2015 | News story

Southern coast of Upolu island, Samoa

Pacific protected area and other conserved areas agenda advanced at key regional fora

A series of Pacific regional workshops and gatherings provided an important opportunity to review and enhance the frame for the Pacific protected area agenda, with the participation of numerous regional partners, IUCN commissions and members. These events represented the occasion to directly engage with the Pacific stakeholders on BIOPAMA initiatives and invite input, exchange and collaboration. …   | French

24 Jul 2015 | News story

New Solar Home System installed in a church building on the island of Mo'unga'one in Tonga.

The Value of Life Cycle Analysis to combat against “Greenwashing”*

You probably know that burning fossil fuels emits carbon dioxide (CO2) - one of the greenhouse gases that cause the global warming of the planet - and other pollutants. But we often forget that CO2 emissions and contamination also occur during the extraction, refining, and transportation of oil products. For Small Island Nations like those in the Pacific, transportation of fuels plays a proportionately larger role in generating the carbon footprint of fuels.   …  

23 Jul 2015 | News story

Cloud Forest on Mount Lidgbird, Lord Howe Island

Climate change key threat to ecosystems at risk

Climate change has emerged as a key threat to a diverse range of ecosystems in Australia and beyond, according to studies published in a special issue of the journal Austral Ecology. …  

17 Jul 2015 | News story

Local fishers in PNG

Protecting and safeguarding the environment through Law

From Indonesia to the Solomon Islands, 363 million people depend on marine resources in the Coral Triangle region (CTR). Coping with threats from human activities and climate change is a major stake in the western Pacific region which faces overfishing, destructive fishing methods (cyanide or blast), increasing human populations and loss of critical habitats. Increasing the resilience of the coastal and marine ecosystem by strengthening coastal and marine management will contribute to food and livelihood security. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

NatureFiji Acmopyle mascot at the Pacific Islands Species Forum 2015

Successful Pacific Islands Species Forum comes to a close in Suva

Over three days, 65 participants came together and shared a diverse range of exciting information on Pacific Island species, talking about the issues of data gaps, research, implementation on the ground, and how data can be fed more effectively into policy. 

08 Jul 2015 | News story

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