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The survey covered 30 villages in eastern Viti Levu.

Alien invasions: gauging the costs to manage them

The costs of managing invasive alien species and their impacts are not well understood in the Pacific. IUCN Member, Landcare Research, recently completed a first-of-its-kind economic survey of the impacts of five key invasive species in eastern Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. …  

17 Sep 2013 | Article

Dr. Milika Sobey - Water & Wetlands Programme Coordinator, IIUCN Oceania

Blog: Going back to rural Solomon Islands

By Milika Sobey. Last week, I visited Manaoba Island, located in Malaita Province. This was my first visit to rural Solomon Islands since 1988 when I went on a two-week trip to the Western Province to do research in Marovo Lagoon. Little has changed in terms of living standards and access to water and sanitation.   …  

17 Sep 2013 | News story

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

Tony O'Keeffe

Introducing Tony O’Keeffe, new BIOPAMA focal point for the Pacific

Tony O’Keeffe has recently joined the growing team at IUCN Oceania as the Protected Areas Coordinator and will lead activities for BIOPAMA in the region. …  

11 Sep 2013 | Article

New Caledonia reefs

Pacific Islands make their plea for Climate action

At the 44th Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum held this September, efforts towards tackling climate change have been given a new lease of life with the adoption of the Majuro Declaration. The agreement underlines the need for urgent action and also aims to help build momentum towards ensuring a “universal, ambitious and legally-binding climate change agreement by 2015”. …  

10 Sep 2013 | Article
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

IUCN prepares to recruit its next Director General

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, the longest serving Director General of IUCN, has expressed her intention to step down next year, after nearly eight years at the helm of the organization. The process of recruiting her successor has now officially been launched and the IUCN Council’s Search Committee will develop a Terms of Reference for this position shortly. …  

05 Sep 2013 | News story

Tuvalu.

Working towards economic valuations of marine ecosystems

IUCN Oceania is working with partners to undertake economic assessments of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands. The 6th International Ecosystems Services Partnership (ESP) Conference held last week enabled us to develop the linkages and partnerships critical for our work in the region. …  

04 Sep 2013 | Article

Brendan Mackey and Taholo Kami at the MSG Ministerial Meeting, Nadi, Fiji.

Griffith University and IUCN Oceania sign partnership

Griffith University and IUCN Oceania have signed an agreement to cooperate in activities relating to climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental law, governance and natural resource management.   …  

03 Sep 2013 | News story

protected area, papua new guinea

Strengthening environmental law and promoting best practices for the management of coastal resources

IUCN Oceania convened meetings in Papua New Guinea with a range of stakeholders to extend its activities under the project, Strengthening Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific (Phase II), funded by the Asian Development Bank. …  

02 Sep 2013 | Article

Food for such traditional ceremonies and feasts is directly linked to the management of nearby coral reef systems and is an important component in maintaining cultural and economic vitality in a village such as this in Papua New Guinea.

PNG and IUCN seal environment partnership

The Government of Papua New Guinea through the Department of Environment and Conservation has signed a new partnership with the world’s oldest and largest conservation network - IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. …  

30 Aug 2013 | News story


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