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Work for mangroves gets new look

A new logo was unveiled yesterday by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, marking the beginning of its awareness raising activities for its mangrove projects in five Pacific Island countries.  …  

30 Sep 2011 | News story

The evaluation team at the Oceania Regional Office in Suva, Fiji.

Data evaluation begins for Pacific Islands reptiles, land snails and freshwater fishes

As part of the ongoing process to improve and strengthen our knowledge of Pacific Island species, a group of 12 local, regional and international scientists came together on 12 - 16 September to attend an IUCN Red List evaluation workshop at the IUCN Oceania Regional Office in Suva, Fiji. …  

26 Sep 2011 | Article

Antarctica

New Member calls for increased attention on Antarctica

IUCN has had a strong Antarctic interest in the past, contributing its expertise in support of the Antarctic Treaty System. In recent years however, IUCN’s Antarctic focus has waned. While presenting at the recent Oceania Regional Conservation Forum, Dr. Neil Gilbert, Environmental Manager at Antarctica New Zealand, urged IUCN to become more engaged in the work of the Antarctic Treaty System. …  

14 Sep 2011 | Article
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CI-Pacific

IUCN Member News: Pacific Island Leaders Unite

On September 7, 2011, leaders of Pacific nations came together at a celebration marking the first anniversary of the Pacific Oceanscape to announce new commitments to the world’s largest government-endorsed ocean initiative. …  

08 Sep 2011 | News story

The Leadbeater’s Possum is major focus of the Fighting Extinctions Commitment by Zoos Victoria - Australia

Connect-Understand-Act model engages zoo visitors in fighting extinction

We will raise awareness and inspire the community to join us in our efforts to fight extinction, write CEC member Rachel Lowry and Bronwyn Hradsky of Zoos Victoria - Australia.  …  

04 Sep 2011 | News story

Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands.

Strengthening support for largest marine park

IUCN Member Te Ipukarea Society is firmly behind the proposal by the Cook Islands Government to turn just over 50% of the country's EEZ into a marine park. …  

30 Aug 2011 | Article

Shaping next steps: IUCN Members gather at Oceania Regional Conservation Forum

In the lead up to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju next year, IUCN drew together its Members from Oceania at the Oceania Regional Conservation Forum held in Brisbane, Australia, last week to dialogue on the proposed next four year IUCN Programme. …  

30 Aug 2011 | News story
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Rarotonga, capital of the Cook Islands

Water experts talk solutions in the Cook Islands

Solutions for water efficiency and wastewater management in the Pacific were core topics at the annual GEF IWRM Steering Committee Meeting, which took place from 25-29 July 2011 in the Cook Islands. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story

Murphy's petrels

Removing rats, restoring islands

A unique international project partnership involving IUCN Member organizations, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, The Nature Conservancy and the US Fish & Wildlife Service is helping to restore a series of islands and seabird habitats in the Pacific by removing alien invasive rats which have wreaked havoc on native biodiversity. …  

10 Aug 2011 | News story

Anare Matakiviti

Clean Development Mechanisms – the reality in Pacific Countries

Anare Matakiviti,  Energy Programme Coordinator at IUCN Oceania critics the on-going Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) training programme currently being conducted in African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) countries and proposes an alternative view on what the CDM programme focus should be in Pacific Island Countries. …  

04 Aug 2011 | Article
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