The recently established PREEN (Pacific Resource and Environmental Economics Network) unveiled its logo today at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the IUCN Oceania Office in Suva. The logo depicts land, sea, fish, turtles and mangroves. Also included in the logo is a scene of traditional fishers at work.
“The logo is intended to illustrate examples of resources that communities across the Pacific rely on for their well being” said Taholo Kami, Regional Director of IUCN Oceania which cofounded the PREEN along with SOPAC and the SPC. “The fishers emphasise that people’s decisions and actions are at the core of the natural resource and environmental issues we face. The effective management of these kinds of issues is then critical to supporting and sustaining livelihoods in the region. The PREEN members will provide key analytical inputs to support sustainable use and management decisions”
Designer of the logo, Sailesh Kumar Sen, explained that his logo was not only inspired by the people and resources in the Pacific but also economics work itself. “The dotted line at the bottom of the logo represents both the graphs that economists usually use as well as the network of economists working together with scientists and communities” he said.
Dr Russell Howorth, Director of SOPAC, congratulated Sailesh on the logo, noting that “the logo presents the face of environmental and resource economics in the region”. Dr Howorth reiterated the importance of the PREEN as a forum for environmental and resource economics practitioners, and others interested in the use of economics to exchange information, ideas and experiences for mutual learning and professional development.
The PREEN was established in 2009 and has over 30 members spanning 18 organisations including 5 Regional Organisations and 10 countries.
For more information, please contact the PREEN focal persons:
- Dr Padma Narsey Lal, IUCN Oceania , Phone: +61 468518281 , firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms Paula Holland, SOPAC, Phone: +679 3381377 (ext 245), email@example.com
- Ms Marita Manley, SPC, Phone:+679 3370733 (ext 346), firstname.lastname@example.org
Or click here to visit the PREEN website.