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  • Low tide in Zanzibar Photo: Sara Giovannini

    BIOPAMA - Call for proposals for medium grants launched


    Today, 24 June 2019, BIOPAMA launches the first call for proposals for medium grants (up to 400 000 EUR) in the frame of its “Action component”.

  • The flowers bloom in Gran Paradiso National Park Photo: Gran Paradiso National Park

    Global experts set the path for fair and effective protected areas in Gran Paradiso


    This week, the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Gran Paradiso Foundation are hosting 80 global experts in protected area management and governance in a workshop aimed at setting the recommendations for fairer and more effective protected areas.

  • PIPAP filed visit to a community managed area in Upolu, Samoa, June 2018 Photo: BIOPAMA Photos

    A partnership for improved reporting on Pacific Protected and Conserved Areas


    Strengthening partnerships for the environment to help Pacific island countries better manage their natural resources is the goal of a close collaboration between two projects implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP...

  • Marseille, France Photo: jbdodane/Flickr

    One-year countdown to world’s leading biodiversity event begins


    “Biodiversity is now on the international agenda to the same degree as the fight against climate change. It is essential to create an international dynamic in favour of biodiversity, with increased awareness and the involvement of the general public. By...

  • Miliame Komaitai Photo: Epeli Nakautoga - IUCN Oceania

    Home is where the heart is: Mili's World Environment Day message


    Happy World Environment Day! I understand earlier this morning, the Fiji Government through the Department of Environment hosted the national celebrations at Albert Park? In order to raise awareness at a national level, I believe foremost we should start at...

  • Ocean Plastics Charter Photo: Ocean Plastics Charter

    IUCN endorses global ‘Oceans Plastics Charter’


    At the recent Nature Champions Summit in Canada, IUCN signed onto the Canada-led Oceans Plastics Charter. This five-part plan symbolises global commitment at the highest levels to rethink the world’s relationship with plastics and shift economies towards zero...

  • Manono Island, Samoa. Photo: Stuart Chape

    BIOPAMA launches second call for experts to join the Pacific Regional Action Component Advisory Committee


    IUCN Oceania has launched a second call for experts to serve on the Pacific Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme Action Component.

  • Delegates take a walk along the pristine beaches of Wilson's Promontory Delegates take a walk along the pristine beaches of Wilson's Promontory Photo: Trevor Sandwith

    Getting priorities right for tourism and protected areas


    The 2019 World Protected Areas Leaders’ Forum (WPALF) was convened by Parks Victoria in Melbourne and the Wilson’s Promontory National Park from 25-29 March, with a focus on the role of tourism in protected and conserved areas.

  • International Women's Day 2019


    International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

  • Jignasha Photo: Jignasha

    IUCN Oceania HR Officer graduates from USP


    It was a proud moment for Jignasha Hansji, IUCN Oceania Human Resources who graduated with a Master’s degree in Commerce majoring in Management and Public Administration at the University of the South Pacific (USP) graduation ceremony on March 22.


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