• 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...

  • Tonga Government rep Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Protecting our oceans - now and for future generations


    Pacific representatives met in Apia, Samoa last week to identify the challenges and opportunities to progress and effectively manage Protected Areas in the region. To contribute to these efforts, the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management in Pacific...

  • Cake cutting event at the BIOPAMA Pacific regional inception workshop Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Celebrating conservation milestones


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) celebrated their respective anniversaries at the welcoming event for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)...

  • Group photo - BIOPAMA Inception Workshop Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Pacific convenes protected areas workshop


    With the aim to strengthen the management and governance of protected areas in the Pacific region, close to one hundred participants from governments, NGO stakeholders and partners convened in Apia, Samoa on 11 June, 2018 for the inception workshop of the...

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

    World Heritage in-danger: Belize reef recovers while Lake Turkana faces dam threat – IUCN


    In-danger status can be lifted from the world’s second largest coral reef, Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in charge of advising the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on natural sites....

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020


    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • EcoDRR2 Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop participants. Photo: IUCN Oceania

    IUCN facilitates learning in the Pacific from Asia experiences on the Large Scale Mangrove Protection and Restoration


    Suva, Fiji, 09 March 2018 (IUCN) – Reminiscing the adventures of growing up around mangrove forests in Fiji, Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Peter Thompson, who is also serving as the UN Special Envoy for Oceans, shared...

  • partnership_iucn_eu_sprep Photo: IUCN Oceania / Sereana Narayan

    Protected areas in the Pacific benefit from IUCN-SPREP partnership


    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


    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...

  • Mason Smith Photo: © IUCN

    Oceania and Climate Change: Perspectives from the Blue Continent


    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...


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