World Commission on Protected Areas

WCPA work in Oceania

Diver and coral fans beneath the Beqa Lagoon in Fiji

 Oceania currently has some 350+ members from all levels of government, resource agencies as well as conservation agencies; non-government organisations in nature conservation, indigenous organisations, private land trusts and wildlife conservation.  It has academics across ecological sciences conservation, public policy and law, tourism and natural resource management, resource economists and environmental consultants from various disciplines. Many members are very active in specialist groups and task forces.

In 2018 we are continuing to actively recruit new members focussing on active mid professionals, indigenous people, BIOPAMA participants in the Pacific and promising younger members. 

Oceania currently has two Vice Chairs on the International Steering Committee - Penelope Figgis as Regional Vice Chair for Oceania and Prof Marc Hockings Vice Chair for Science and Management.

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