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Bluefin tuna

Pacific Countries are the largest donors in the world

Considering the extent of the fisheries resources that are extracted from our region, we could say that Pacific Countries are the largest donors in the world,” says Dr Transform Aqorau - Director for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) at the Solomon Islands PM’s Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment. …  

06 Mar 2013 | News story

A wood carver in Solomon Islands.

Solomon Island’s uncontrolled logging dilemma: Roundtable’s agenda

Discussions at the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment continues today in Honiara with logging being the subject of the morning session. …  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

Lionfish swimming around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia leading the way in ocean conservation

During September 2012 the IUCN World Conservation Congress in South Korea adopted a resolution congratulating Australia for its landmark announcement to establish the world’s largest network of marine reserves, and urging Australia to proclaim the network swiftly. Just weeks later the Australian Government did just that, and set in law the national network of marine reserves showing the world that Australia means business when it comes to protecting our oceans. …  

05 Mar 2013 | Article
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The Solomon Dollar

Talks on mining and greening Solomon Islands’ economy

Mining is envisaged to top Solomon Island’s export earnings in the coming years and discussions on the development of a national mineral policy and the green growth development shift culminated day one of the Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment being held in Honiara, Solomon Islands.   …  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

Solomon Islands

Dialogue on development, society and environment opens in Solomon Islands

The Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment, opened this morning in Honiara, Solomon Islands, with representatives of government, the private sector and civil society present to discuss important development issues with the hope of agreeing on a development model that incorporates the needs of society and the environment and also considers the long-term needs of the country. …  

04 Mar 2013 | News story
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Mangroves, Tetepare, Solomon Islands

Mangrove project assesses progress

In the past three years IUCN has helped Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu address some key management challenges in mangrove conservation through the project Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL). In the past month the project has assessed its progress and mapped a way forward for its final year of implementation. …  

28 Feb 2013 | Article

Colourful coral reef, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Secrets of world’s richest marine area revealed

A new study finds that sea surface temperature, as well as the size and variety of habitats are the main factors responsible for the proliferation of marine life in the Coral Triangle – the most biologically diverse marine region in the world. …   | Chinese

21 Feb 2013 | International news release

Rock Islands, Palau

BIOPAMA bolsters progress on capacity development for protected areas in the Pacific and West Africa

Participation from a wide range of countries and organizations, in addition to a diverse set of perspectives, marked forward strides for BIOPAMA in two recent workshops held in the Pacific and West Africa.  To underline BIOPAMA’s importance to the regions, high level representatives from the European Union, which funds BIOPAMA, and other key stakeholders, such as the ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries) Secretariat, attended the meetings, marking the Programme’s regional launch.  …  

21 Feb 2013 | Article
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Call for abstracts: 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency (MPAA) and IUCN are organizing the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille and Corsica from 21 October to 27 October 2013. …  

15 Feb 2013 | News story
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Group discussions at the workshop in Honiara.

Safeguarding Honiara's water source

IUCN is helping inspire communities who own the catchment area which supplies Honiara's water to preserve the ecosystem for themselves and their children. …  

13 Feb 2013 | Article
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