Oceania is geographically one of IUCN’s largest regional programmes, covering over 100 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean.



  • Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, World Heritage site The "Blue Hole" in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System Photo: IUCN / Elena Osipova

    Second largest reef on Earth off ‘danger list’, following IUCN’s advice


    Manama, Bahrain, 26 June 2018 (IUCN) – The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second largest coral reef system after the Great Barrier Reef – has come off the List of World Heritage in Danger, following the advice of the International Union for...

  • Kevin Iro Photo: IUCN Oceania

    The journey of Cook Islands: Marae Moana


    It is common for many Pacific islands to be considered too small to even feature on many global maps, yet despite this, one Pacific island nation is proving to be so large in heart and conviction their presence will not be denied, whether or not they are...

  • coral reefs, fish Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Marine Ecosystem Services Valuation – Fiji


    Fiji is blessed with a diverse and rich marine environment that is worth billions of dollars to the economy and its value is deeply embedded in our culture. Fiji is also fortunate in that our country has many experts who work on the marine environment and...

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