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Students of Motufoua Secondary School, Tuvalu.

New project in Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to motivate locals' engagement in energy market

The recent launch of the Low Carbon Islands project, by IUCN, the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Environment Facility, will encourage households in the Pacific islands of Nauru, Niue and Tuvalu to be active participants in the energy market.   …  

14 Jun 2013 | News story

Cheetahs in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

From words to action – key organizations team up to stop the extinction crisis

With unprecedented species declines and more than 20,000 of the species assessed on The IUCN Red List threatened with extinction, IUCN and other organizations come together to support the achievement of a global biodiversity target to prevent further species loss. …   | Dutch

28 May 2013 | International news release

Sitio Ramsar Jaaukanigás". Santa Fe, Argentina.

New book shows the power of ecosystems to protect us

Healthy and well-managed ecosystems reduce the risk of disasters and strengthen our ability to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new book launched by the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR). …  

21 May 2013 | News story

The weir on Talise River.

IUCN urges careful planning with renewables

"Renewable energy interventions are good, but do not overlook the potential impacts on the environment." This is IUCN's advice to the 13 SIDS DOCK Pacific members currently meeting in Nadi, Fiji. …  

08 May 2013 | News story

Government representatives planting mangrove seedlings at the campaign launch.

National mangrove campaign starts

IUCN Oceania, through the MESCAL project, is supporting Fiji's first national mangrove awareness campaign, which was launched on April 26, 2013.   …  

30 Apr 2013 | Article

Representatives of the  BIOPAMA partners at the Protected Planet Pavilion: Andreas Drews (GiZ), Aimé Nianogo (IUCN PACO), Ratu Aisea Katonivere (Fiji), Hon. Jesca Eriyo (East African Community Secretariat), Gregoire Dubois (JRC), José Courrau (IUCN ORMA)

IUCN pays tribute to a great conservation leader

It is with deep sadness that we note the sudden and untimely passing of Ratu Aisea Katonivere, a paramount chief and valued champion of the environment and conservation movement for his people, the vanua Caumatalevu, in the province of Macuata, Fiji and the Pacific region. …  

21 Apr 2013 | Media statement
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Field work

Linking ground work to science

Four of our field professionals from Tonga, Vanuatu and Fiji recently took part in a workshop for research paper writing. …  

17 Apr 2013 | Article

Forest landscape restoration

Restoring forest landscapes around the world: new videos show the way

IUCN experts attending the 10th United Nations Forum on Forests this week are showcasing how countries can restore forests and generate many benefits for people, nature and the economy. …  

10 Apr 2013 | Article

Levuka, Fiji's old capital

IUCN supports Fiji's energy policy review

The Fiji Government is reviewing its 2006 National Energy Policy, aiming to reduce the nation's fuel import bill. IUCN Oceania attended the Fiji Energy Forum on April 3 - 4 as part of consultations to shape the revised policy. …  

05 Apr 2013 | Article

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

First faith-based environment talks for Fiji

IUCN Oceania co-sponsored with the Fiji Ministry of Environment, the first Fiji National Faith Based Organisations Environment Stewardship Summit held from 2 – 4 April. Attending the Summit, Taholo Kami Regional Director of IUCN Oceania emphasized that churches could play a more effective role in taking care of nature. …  

02 Apr 2013 | Audio


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