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The SULi Specialist Group is a joint initiative of CEESP and SSC: at the recent SSC Chairs’ meeting in Abu Dhabi, CEESP Chair Aroha Mead, SULi Chair Rosie Cooney, and SSC Chair Simon Stuart embrace the new collaboration. Photo: Monika Bohm.

Introducing SULi: the new CEESP-SSC Specialist Group on Sustainable Use and Livelihoods

In recent months a new collaboration between the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy and the Species Survival Commission has been taking shape. The Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, or SULi, is a cross-Commissional Specialist Group focused on the sustainable use of wild living resources. …  

30 Mar 2012 | Article

More solar systems for Tonga

43 new solar home systems have been installed and are now in full operation on the island of Lofanga in the Kingdom of Tonga. This is the third solar project completed by IUCN Oceania and the Government of Tonga, with support from the Governments of Italy and Austria, in the remote islands of Ha'apai. …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story
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Participants at the workshop.

Access and Benefit Sharing: South Pacific Countries gear up to implement the Nagoya Protocol

Representatives of ten South Pacific Island Countries gathered in Nadi, Fiji, on 19-22 March 2012 to share experiences and prepare to accede and implement the 2010 Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS), a protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity.  …  

22 Mar 2012 | Event

The weir on Talise River.

Management and monitoring plan produced for hydro construction in Vanuatu

Three communities on the island of Maewo in Vanuatu have been waiting a long time to have access to electricity. IUCN through funding from the governments of Italy and Austria is helping through a mini-hydro power project on Talise River that should meet the communities’ desires. …  

08 Mar 2012 | Article
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Cane fields such as this were heavily affected.

Nature can help lessen flood impacts says IUCN

While flooding in the western division of Vitilevu in Fiji cannot be avoided or prevented, its impacts can be minimized if nature’s health is kept intact says IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  …  

02 Feb 2012 | News story

LED lights are more efficient than mercury vapour or sodium vapour lights.

Street lights that cost less to operate

IUCN helped to lower fuel consumption in the main urban centres in the Republic of Marshall Islands simply by changing light bulbs. …  

23 Jan 2012 | Article

The newly discovered flower system

New plant discovered in Fiji

A new flowering plant belonging to the Medinilla plant group has been discovered in the highlands of Matasawalevu village, on the island of Kadavu in Fiji. The plant was found during a biodiversity assessment of the Nakasaleka district carried out as part of IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI). …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Visiting partners taking a short quiz at WWF-South Pacific during the open day tour.

NGOs come together for stronger partnership

In the spirit of partnership and the Christmas season, twelve environment organizations gathered at Ma’afu Street in Suva, Fiji yesterday to mark the end of another successful year. …  

23 Dec 2011 | Event

MESCAL project logo

Science and economics: next steps for mangrove plans

As part of IUCN Oceania's MESCAL project, a workshop was recently held to discuss and develop research methodologies to gather baseline information on the flora and fauna associated with mangrove ecosystems of Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa.  …  

19 Dec 2011 | Event

Locals in Kadavu watch a demonstration of potting soil bags as part of the training on native forest restoration.

Water wins in Oceania

Successes and lessons learnt from IUCN’s water projects in Oceania were the highlight of discussions at the final Water and Nature Initiative Project Meeting, held from November 28 to December 1 2011 in Suva, Fiji. …  

08 Dec 2011 | News story


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