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British High Commissioner, Malcom McLachlan and IUCN Oceania Regional Director, Taholo Kami with the cheque that will see the set up of the new environment compliance and enforcement course.

Low enforcement weakens environmental fight: new course to help

A new Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Certificate course will be offered from August this year as part of the University of the South Pacific’s calendar. This was revealed today when the British High Commission officially handed over the initial funding for the development of the course to IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Joao de Queiroz, Director Regional de UICN-Sur

Coping with uncertainty: The importance of biocultural diversity

Diversity, both cultural and biological, is the raw material for evolution. Without them we will not be able to adapt to the rapidly changing conditions that face us, says IUCN’s Regional Director for South America João Stacishin de Queiroz. …   | Spanish

28 Feb 2011 | Article
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Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Pacific Islands Red List – Identifying threatened species

28% of plant and animal species from the Pacific Islands are threatened with extinction. This is the latest figure identified under IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species™ (2008). The report also states that of the species assessed, 14% are listed under the data deficient category illustrating the lack of information to determine their threat status.   …  

14 Feb 2011 | News story

World Water Day, 22 March 2011: "Water for Cities - Responding to the urban challenge"

Announcing World Water Day: 22 March 2011

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. …  

14 Feb 2011 | Event

"Water is everybody's business" - message painted on one side of the bus

Bus to spread word on water conservation in Fiji

 A 60 seater public bus, painted with images and messages to encourage water conservation and recycling, is now travelling the Lautoka to Nadi route in Fiji following its launch on the 2nd of February. …  

09 Feb 2011 | News story

GMSA Workshop participants in Koror, Palau.

GMSA Workshops on marine fishes held in Oceania

The Global Marine Species Assessment, a joint collaboration between IUCN’s Species Programme and Conservation International, is working to assess individual marine species for inclusion and publication on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. …  

09 Feb 2011 | News story

Larissa Brisbane. IUCN Oceania Senior Energy Programme Officer

New Senior Energy Programme Officer - IUCN Oceania Regional Office

 Ms. Larissa Brisbane is the new Senior Energy Programme Officer for the Regional Office. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Penelope Figgis WCPA Regional Chair for Oceania

Penelope Figgis is new Director of Australian Committee for IUCN

Ms Penelope Figgis is the newly appointed Director of ACIUCN, the Australia Committee for IUCN. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story

Dr. Jan Steffen. IUCN Marine Programme Coordinator.

New Regional Marine Programme Coordinator – IUCN Oceania Regional Office

Dr. Jan Steffen is IUCN Oceania’s new Regional Marine Programme Coordinator, having joined the Office in January, 2011. Jan’s diverse experience is a testimony to his motivation and commitment to conservation of marine areas. …  

04 Feb 2011 | News story


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