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    Protected areas in the Pacific benefit from IUCN-SPREP partnership

    07.02.2018

    Suva, Fiji, 7 February, 2018 (IUCN) - Pacific island countries are demonstrating global leadership in their actions to help halt the world’s biodiversity loss through the establishment of Protected Areas. These special areas on land, coastlines and open...

  • stove Photo: IUCN / Epeli Nakautoga

    Empowering communities through cooking stoves

    20.12.2017

    Returning to assess the impacts and benefits of the cook stoves provided by its Small Grants Initiatives project, IUCN’s Climate Change Mitigation and Risk Reduction (CCMRR) programme team carried out their final wrap-up visit at Nakalawaca village in Tailevu...

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    Oceania and Climate Change: Perspectives from the Blue Continent

    20.12.2017

    The side event, “Oceania and Climate Change: Perspectives from the Blue Continent,” took place on Wednesday, 15 November 2017, during the Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference (COP23) at the IUCN pavilion. It was organized by the IUCN Oceania regional office...

  • Islas del Pacifico, Mexico Photo: CONANP

    Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for Design and Management

    13.12.2017

    The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and Big Ocean are proud to announce the latest addition in the IUCN WCPA Best Practice Protected Areas Guidelines Series: Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas: Guidelines for Design and Management.

  • Matareva, Upolu Island, Samoa. Photo: Stuart Chape

    Protected areas across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific boosted with €60 million investment

    28.11.2017

    The European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have invested €60 million in the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme over the next six years – making it one of the largest EU biodiversity...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN

    13.11.2017

    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...

  • The future of all species is in our hands The future of all species is in our hands Photo: Patrick Pikacha/ESSI

    Solomon Islands Species Forum held in Honiara

    29.10.2017

    As part of the inaugural Solomon Islands National Resource Management Symposium, Ecological Solutions Solomon Islands, with funding support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s small grant programme administered by IUCN, led a Solomon Islands...

  • Participants of the National Resource Management Symposium in Honiara Participants at the National Resource Management Symposium in Honiara Photo: SICCP

    Solomon Islands hosts inaugural National Resource Management Symposium

    28.10.2017

    Over 200 participants gathered in Honiara during the first week of October to share science, lessons and stories in efforts towards alleviating threats to the natural environment of Solomon Islands.

  • Group photo pre-COP23 Photo: Department of Information, Fiji

    IUCN affirms its support at the Pre-COP23 and Partnership Day meetings

    27.10.2017

    The COP23 Presidency held a “Partnership Day” on 16 October 2017 in advance of the 2017 Ministerial Dialogue, known as Pre-COP, from 17-18 October at the Sheraton/Westin Resort on Denarau Island, in Nadi, Fiji. 

  • From Locally Managed Marine Areas to Indigenous and Community Conserved Oceans

    25.10.2017

    CEESP News - by Hugh Govan, Adviser, LMMA Network and Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of the South Pacific (USP), School of Government, Development & International, Affairs (SGDIA) The spirit and practice demonstrated by communities in local...

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