Oceania

Diver in Marae Moana (Cook Islands Marine Park)

Future challenges for large marine protected areas in the Pacific highlighted at World Parks Congress

As the Pacific Islands region continues to lead the way in creating large marine protected areas, the World Parks Congress has delivered a wake-up call to the rest of the world that the Pacific will require help to manage these massive areas of global importance. …  

07 Dec 2014 | News story

Mua Voyage video screenshot

Mua Voyage video at World Parks Congress

A short video highlighting the Mua Voyage's message on ocean protection and climate change received a standing ovation when it was shown at the opening plenary of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014. …  

26 Nov 2014 | News story

Flag-map of Niue

IUCN Oceania welcomes new Member representing Niue NGOs

The IUCN Oceania Region welcomes the Niue Island United Association of Non-Government Organisations to its Membership and the family of conservation enthusiasts in the region. …  

18 Nov 2014 | News story

US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, and President of Kiribati, His Excellency Anote Tong, signing a cooperative agreement to conserve the Phoenix Ocean Arc

Strengthened cooperative management for Phoenix Ocean Arc

Seascape-level conservation efforts in the Pacific have received a major boost with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Republic of Kiribati and the United States of America. …  

14 Nov 2014 | News story

The Mua Voyage vaka canoes about to sail under the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pacific Island leaders sail into Sydney Harbour with call to protect oceans

The leaders of Kiribati, Cook Islands and Palau have called on the world to follow their lead in ocean protection, after sailing into Sydney Harbour aboard traditional voyaging canoes that have travelled more than 6,000 nautical miles from the Pacific Islands. …  

12 Nov 2014 | News story

ACIUCN Committee Chairman, Paul Sinclair, presenting outgoing ACIUCN Director Penelope Figgis with an honorary life membership of ACIUCN

Penelope Figgis is honarary life member of ACIUCN

The Australian Committee of IUCN (ACIUCN) has endorsed outgoing Director, Ms Penelope Figgis, as the honorary life member of the committee. At the last meeting in June of the ACIUCN Executive Committee, Ms Figgis confirmed her intention to step down from the position at the end of 2014. …  

10 Nov 2014 | News story

His Excellency Anote Tong, President of Kiribati

Pacific Island leaders to help spread Mua Voyage’s message on conservation

As the Mua Voyage canoes sails south from the Gold Coast with their message on oceans and climate change, three Pacific Island political leaders have confirmed they will be on board the canoes when they sail into Sydney Harbour. …  

03 Nov 2014 | News story

Dancers welcoming Mua Voyage sailors to Vanuatu

Mua Voyage pauses in Vanuatu, with Australia next on the horizon

The three vaka canoes sailing on the Mua Voyage have arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and will soon re-launch with southeastern Queensland, Australia, the next destination to hear their message on people, oceans and climate change. …  

21 Oct 2014 | News story

Attendees at the micro-hydropower workshop on a field trip to the Bukuya micr-hydropower plant in Fiji

Support for micro-hydropower production in the Pacific to help develop communities and mitigate climate change

Energy officials from government departments and power utilities from six Pacific Island nations gained practical knowledge and shared experiences in an effort to boost micro-hydropower production in the region.  …  

15 Oct 2014 | News story

Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of severe storms in the Pacific

Oceans and climate change at the forefront as three sailing canoes unite on an important voyage

Pressure increases on the developed world to open its eyes to the realities of climate change, as the Mua Voyage expands to three canoes – sailing on behalf of all Pacific Islanders with the message to the world about ‘Our People, Our Islands, Our Ocean, Our Future’. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

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