Oceania

Ocean, our planet's 'blue heart'

No time to lose for our planet’s “blue heart”

A strong commitment to conserve and sustainably manage the ocean, including areas beyond national jurisdiction, was among the outcomes of the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress, whose ministerial segment closed yesterday in Ajaccio, Corsica. …  

28 Oct 2013 | News story

Galapagos sea lion puppy, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Marine Protected Areas - an investment well worth its price

Halfway through the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress taking in Marseille, we asked Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director of IUCN's Global Marine and Polar Programme to tell us about the most important issues discussed so far. …  

23 Oct 2013 | News story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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