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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

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi), a species endemic to Cayman Islands and listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™

Europe’s overseas territories need more protection

Giant “Mountain Chicken” frogs, the 25 million bird island, and a rainforest the size of Portugal are increasingly threatened by the impacts of climate change and in need of greater protection, according to a new report published by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

02 Nov 2011 | News story

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


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

2nd Model home completed.

Palau’s green home model grabs regional financing attention

Thirteen financing institutions from the Pacific region have gathered in Koror this week to learn from Palau’s successful green home energy model.   …  

03 Oct 2011 | News story

MESCAL project logo

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

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