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  • Fiji SUMA report launched Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Fiji's special, unique marine areas report launched

    17.09.2018

    On Friday 14th of September, Ms Sandeep K. Singh, Director of the Department of Environment from the Ministry of Waterways and Environment, launched a report describing Fiji’s Special, Unique Marine Areas (SUMA).

  • Group photo at the MSP Workshop Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Marine spatial planning – the way forward to a healthier ocean

    12.09.2018

    With the aim to increase understanding key aspects of marine spatial planning (MSP) in the Pacific region, more than eighty participants from governments, NGO stakeholders and partners gathered in Nadi, Fiji on 11 September, 2018 for the Pacific Regional Peer...

  • IUCN EESLI Small Grants Photo: Superfly Limited

    Pusiju community lights up

    06.08.2018

    IUCN, in partnership with the Governments of Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain recently supported Sirubai Voko Tribe Association, with a solar project.

  • naiqaiqai_bay_fringed_by_mangroves Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Gift of mangroves: Nature's nursery

    01.08.2018

    I grew up in a remote rural area of Northern Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. Due west from the International Date Line, across the Somosomo Strait, set between Taveuni Island and Vanua Levu, in an area commonly known as Ucunivatu lies tranquil...

  • MACBIO Vanuatu reports launch Minister Ham Lini and Officers from Climate Change, Foreign Affairs, SPREP, and representatives from IUCN holding the newly launched technical marine reports.  Photo: MACBIO Project

    Protecting Vanuatu's ocean: two more building blocks in place

    24.07.2018

    Vanuatu is leading the Pacific, in terms of ocean management.   It has led a shifting focus which is recognising that 98% of this nation is sea whilst only 2% is land.  Vanuatu is the first country in the region to have an integrated, holistic...

  • 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

    26.06.2018

    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

    26.06.2018

    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

    19.06.2018

    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

    19.06.2018

    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

    14.06.2018

    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)...

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