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New Caledonia Reefs from the air

Pacific Plan annual report shows progress on sustainable development

In the recently published Pacific Plan Annual Progress Report 2013, a number of issues related to the region’s efforts to develop sustainably have been reported on. Some of the highlights include: the legislative and regulatory framework for Deep Sea Minerals that has been endorsed by all 15 Pacific ACP states; the development of MPAs in the region, including New Caledonia’s desire to implement a conservation area to link up with that of Australia; and increased collaboration amongst Pacific states to combat IUU fishing.     …  

27 Aug 2013 | Article
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Arabian Oryx, Qatar

Saving species by translocation – new IUCN Guidelines

A new publication by IUCN has set a precedent for deliberately moving plants and animals for conservation purposes around the world. Based on 30 years of experience and pioneering reintroductions such as the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Oman, the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) in Brazil and the Red Wolf (Canis rufus) in the USA, and many other plants and animals subsequently, this publication is an essential guide to the contentious but increasingly necessary action of translocating species. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story

Montane Rainforest, Yus Conservation and Landscape, Papua New Guinea

New grants for biodiversity hotspot

IUCN Oceania has partnered with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to administer a new grant scheme for the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot. IUCN Oceania will act as the Regional Implementation Team, providing strategic leadership for CEPF's investment. …  

24 Jul 2013 | Article

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Blog: Climate change adaptation in practice

By James Dalton. ‘Nam bilong me James Dalton’ – I said as we all did introductions in Pidgin at the beginning of the stakeholder consultation meeting in Gizo, the capital of the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. …  

22 Jul 2013 | News story

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Work on mangroves shared at regional science congress

The 12th Pacific Science Inter Congress held from 8-12 July at the University of the South Pacific (USP) provided another opportunity for IUCN Oceania to elaborate on its work in improving management and conservation of mangrove ecosystems in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. …  

18 Jul 2013 | Article

Fiji's first field guide for mangroves and seagrass species.

New book: Fiji’s first mangroves and seagrass guide

The first ever field guide for Fiji’s mangroves and seagrasses was launched yesterday by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Mr. Tevita Boseiwaqa, marking another breakthrough in the conservation of biodiversity in the country. …  

09 Jul 2013 | News story

Installation of solar systems in Tonga.

IUCN helps bank gear up for eco-friendly loans

Over the next seven months, IUCN Oceania will run a training programme to enable the Tonga Development Bank (TDB) to issue loans for solar systems to small businesses. This is a crucial step in setting up the first eco-friendly loan for the Kingdom. …  

04 Jul 2013 | Article

A resident of Chivoko (Solomon Islands) navigates past an islet near Cape Alexander on his 8-hour journey to Taro, the provincial capital

Solomon Islands’ revises energy policy

The Solomon Island's Government, a State Member of IUCN, is currently reviewing its National Energy Policy (NEP). As part of this process, a National Energy Forum (NEF) was convened from 19 - 20 June. IUCN Oceania was amongst various stakeholders from the region that attended this forum. …  

27 Jun 2013 | Article

Tegano Lake, East Rennell, Salomon Island

East Rennell declared World Heritage in danger

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 19 June 2013 (IUCN) – East Rennell in the Solomon Islands has been added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of IUCN, the official World Heritage advisory body on nature. Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya and Virgin Komi Forests in Russia were not added to the Danger List, against IUCN’s advice. …  

19 Jun 2013 | News story

Mr Taholo Kami, IUCN Oceania Regional Director and Dr Jimmie Rodgers, SPC Director-General,.

Working together: IUCN signs MOU with Secretariat of the Pacific Community

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to work together to more efficiently address issues relating to conservation and development in the Pacific region.  …  

18 Jun 2013 | News story

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