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The Ambassador of the United States of America to Papua New Guinea, His Excellency Walter E. North with participants at the official opening of the National Training Workshop of the Mangroves Carbon Accounting in Port Moresby.

National Training Workshop on Mangroves Carbon Accounting in Papua New Guinea (PNG)

 25 September 2015 | A national  training workshop in mangrove carbon accounting was conducted in Port Moresby from 21st-25th September 2015 by IUCN / USAID Mangrove Rehabilitation for Sustainably-Managed Healthy Forests (MARSH) project, the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) and US Forest Service (USFS). The participants were trained on the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Programme (SWAMP) protocol for measuring and monitoring forest carbon in mangroves.  

25 Sep 2015 | News story

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

Ariel Brunner of BirdLife Europe

The pros and cons of biodiversity offsets

Protecting forests and restoring wetlands are some of the actions companies and governments are taking to make up for biodiversity lost as a result of their development activities. These measurable conservation actions - designed to compensate for unavoidable impacts, on top of prevention and mitigation measures already implemented - are known as biodiversity offsets. The goal of offsets is to achieve no net loss and preferably a net gain of biodiversity on the ground in relation to species’ numbers, habitat and ecosystem function. …  

07 Sep 2015 | Article

Montane Rainforest, Yus Conservation and Landscape, Papua New Guinea

IUCN Energy project making a difference in PNG local community

The community of Mananakele in Papua New Guinea will soon receive their own solar home systems which will provide them lighting by the end of this year.

04 Sep 2015 | Article

IUCN Energy project making a difference in PNG local community

 The community of Mananakele in Papua New Guinea will soon receive their own solar home systems which will provide them lighting by the end of this year. …  

03 Sep 2015 | News story

Jacob Salcone, IUCN Oceania.

Should conservation organizations treat nature as natural capital? - An opinion piece by Jacob Salcone

I was in a meeting recently with a mix of government and NGO representatives. The meeting was organized by WWF to share some economic analysis they had conducted of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef. As the conversation turned to why the economic information was useful and how it would be used, Sele Tagivuni, an older gentleman who had been with the Fiji Ministry of Environment for many years recounted an interaction he had with a senior planning officer. “Birds. Why are you always telling me about birds?” he said to Sele. “Are you planning to have a Christmas lovo [feast]?”   …  

03 Sep 2015 | Article

The people of Maramasike, Solomon Islands highly depend on mangroves for their source of livelihood

Mangrove teachers resource book completed

With the financial support of USAID and the technical support of PNG Research and Conservation Foundation (RCF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), an IUCN member, has developed a Mangrove Teachers Resource Book for use at Primary Schools at participating MARSH sites and for other areas in New Ireland where mangroves and mangrove conservation are an important consideration.  …  

03 Sep 2015 | Article

Bill Raynor

After 35 years of inspiring island conservation in Micronesia and the Pacific, Bill Raynor takes his final voyage.

Bill Raynor passed away on 1st September, after a battle with cancer. He will be buried in the fertile soil of Pohnpei Island, Micronesia, his home.   …  

02 Sep 2015 | Article

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

Ocean Elder

The importance of regional networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how to achieve them - An opinion piece by Graeme Kelleher AO

Graeme Kelleher is an “Ocean Elder”, a long-standing active WCPA member and author of the WCPA “Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas”, among many other publications. Based on decades of experience, Graeme has distilled some of his thoughts on how best to go about conservation involving marine protected areas, which we are happy to promote here. …  

31 Aug 2015 | Article

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