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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

Wind turbines in Fiji - they can be winched down to protect them against the extra high winds of tropical storms .

Countries trained on carbon-credit process

Energy, climate change and finance experts from six Pacific Island Countries have gathered at the Holiday Inn, in Suva, Fiji this week for the third capacity building workshop for the Pacific on Clean Development Mechanism.  …  

03 Nov 2011 | Event

IUCN delegation to ACP Secretariat

Working together to support development in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

“The Governments of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are waking up to the recognition that the management and restoration of ecosystems is an effective way of providing natural solutions to the development pressures of our time,” stated Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), during a recent visit of IUCN Regional Directors to Brussels. …  

11 Oct 2011 | News story

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Pacific charts course for conservation of nature

Pacific Island Countries committed to reviewing and updating their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) at a recent regional meeting held in Nadi earlier this month. …  

04 Oct 2011 | Event


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