• Cakaulevu Reef, Fiji (P.C Stuart Chape) Photo: Stuart Chape

    Protected Areas Working Group: enhancing regional coordination in the Pacific


    IUCN Oceania Regional Office (ORO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have convened the latest gathering of the Protected Area Working Group (PAWG) of the Pacific Island Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) in Suva...

  • BIOPAMA Photo: Vainuupo Jungblut

    BIOPAMA holds joint workshop in Tuvalu


    BIOPAMA regional observatory (resource-hub) recently held a joint workshop with the Tuvalu Department of Environment to collate and improve protected area data.

  • Radhika Murti Photo: Radhika Murti

    Fijian appointed Director of IUCN’s Global Ecosystem Management Programme


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s largest environment network, has appointed Fiji national Radhika Murti as one of its youngest directors.

  • Fiji SUMA report launched Photo: IUCN Oceania

    Fiji's special, unique marine areas report launched


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...


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