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  • Staff of IUCN Oceania participate in a tree planting campaign Photo: Epeli Nakautoga - IUCN Oceania

    The time for nature is now!


    World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Since 1974 it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach, celebrated...

  • Group photo with Ministry of Fisheries and IUCN Oceania Photo: Epeli Nakautoga - IUCN Oceania

    Protecting Fiji’s most important marine areas


    The Government of Fiji is committed to a national network of 30% Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by the end of 2020. With the support of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Oceania Regional Office, and other government agencies, and NGO...

  • Tree planting Photo: IUCNEpeli Nakautoga

    Protect our planet earth


    As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) stands in solidarity with all those already directly affected by the virus around the world and Fiji. Our thoughts are with all vulnerable...

  • MSG and IUCN signs MOU MSG and IUCN signs MOU Photo: Epeli Nakautoga - IUCN Oceania

    Furthering commitments to nature: Melanesian Spearhead Group and IUCN ink partnership


    The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat’s Director General, Ambassador Amena Yauvoli signed a Memorandum of Understanding today (Thursday, 9 April) with the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Oceania Regional Director Mr....

  • Girl drinking from a water tap in Bamako, Mali Photo: ©Shutterstock/Riccardo Mayer

    World Water Day 2020: Investing in water is investing in resilience


    With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, handwashing to prevent infection has become a number one priority. Yet, access to clean water for handwashing is still a luxury for many. Over 3 billion people lack basic handwashing facilities, and 1 in 3 people...

  • Samoa SUMA group photo Photo: MNRE/DEC

    Improving management of Samoa’s oceans through identification of special and unique marine habitats


    Over thirty experts from across Samoa gathered in Apia for a one day workshop to map the country’s special and unique marine areas. These special and unique marine areas are home to a number of species and include habitats such as coral reefs, mangroves and...

  • Waterfalls in Togitogiga Reserve, Samoa Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Imène Méliane 2007

    Samoa: improved government capacity to map protected and conserved areas


    The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) completed a national training for Samoa’s government officers across environment and fisheries sectors. The training was...

  • PWFI Inception workshop in Nadi, Fiji Photo: Epeli Nakautoga - IUCN Oceania

    IUCN hosts Plastic Waste-Free Islands inception workshop in Fiji


    In efforts to assist Pacific countries reduce plastic waste generation and leakage from islands, IUCN hosted the inception workshop of the Plastic Waste-Free Islands (PWFI) project in Nadi today, Feb 20th. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of...

  • Palau Photo: Free images Pixabay

    Pacific Resource Hub making an impact: 50% of protected areas data updated


    In the Pacific region, Protected and Conserved Areas are essential for halting biodiversity loss, maintaining essential ecosystem services and supporting human well-being within an island context. Recognising this, the countries of the region have shown...

  • Fisherman in Fiji Photo: Richard Wylie

    Full speed ahead for BIOPAMA's grant-making facility in 2020


    The BIOPAMA grant-making facility, the “Action Component” was launched in 2019 with two calls for proposals for two different types of grants: one for medium grants (June 2019) and one for small technical grants (December 2019). During 2020 there will be...


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