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New Zealand government proposal to withdraw protection for conservation lands

The New Zealand government has drawn up a proposal to remove areas from the legislative protection provided under Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 and to survey other conservation lands with a view to possible future mining. …  

21 May 2010 | News story

President launches LifeCycle Fiji

The young and the old, united by their passion for cycling and the need to reduce carbon emissions got together to launch LifeCycle Fiji on 1 May in Fiji's capital city, Suva. The President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, also launched into action as he cycled around the city to officially launch the initiative. …  

11 May 2010 | News story
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Participants of the Seamount Workshop. Nadi, Fiji.

Pacific Island Seamounts - are they under threat?

A 2-day workshop was held in Nadi on 28th and 29th April to discuss the impacts of longline fishing as well as other activities on seamounts in the Pacific Islands. …  

11 May 2010 | News story

Nurseries have been set up to rehabilitate mined areas in Nauru.

Restoring island homes - the fighting spirit

The Republic of Nauru is one island in the Pacific that has been actively fighting to regain their island biodiversity following a decade of mining. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Participants evaluating their projects using a gender lens.

Energy project managers empowered on gender mainstreaming

Managers of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in six countries in Oceania were trained on incorporating gender dimensions into their respective projects at a workshop recently held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. …  

10 May 2010 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

IUCN welcomes Solomon Islands as new State Member

The Government of Solomon Islands has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by endorsing the IUCN Statutes, becoming the 83rd State Member of IUCN. The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Meteorology has been designated by the Government of Solomon Islands as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …   | French | Spanish

05 May 2010 | News story

Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Ridge to Reef – Managing Water Resources from Source to Sea

As more people live in urban environments and along coastal stretches, recognizing the impacts of water management from source to sea is vital. These links, across multiple habitats and ecosystems are often poorly understood. …  

27 Apr 2010 | News story

Kadavu Waterfall. Water resources need careful management and monitoring in view of population growth and rapid development on the island

Fijian communities discuss future water resources

Successes achieved from Fiji’s Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) were the backdrop of IUCN’s latest Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) workshop in Kadavu, Fiji 15-16 April. This community-based work successfully achieved the rehabilitation and protection of local Marine Protected Areas and coastal zones. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

Students participating in the tree planting exercisein Samoa on World Water Day celebrations, March 22 2010.

World Water Day Highlights in Oceania

IUCN Oceania celebrated this year’s World Water Day with its partners in Fiji and Samoa. Samoa launched its national campaign with the theme ‘Clean Water for a Healthy Samoa’ aimed to address challenges and solutions to achieving clean water and enhancing awareness on the linkages between the quality of water resources and drinking water. …  

30 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story


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