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  • IUCN launches 2017 Energy Small Grants Programme

    24.03.2017

    Suva, Fiji, 24 March 2017 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania Regional Office launched its 2017 Call for Proposals for its Energy Small Grants Programme this week. Applications for funding will remain open...

  • Ecosystem services for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction – a ‘win-win’ approach

    10.03.2017

    Nadi, Fiji, 10 March 2017 (IUCN) – The increasing incidence and severity of disasters are leaving more people vulnerable each year. The Oceania region is particularly prone to disasters with cyclones, floods, droughts and other natural hazards such as...

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    Promoting the conservation and wise use of Wetlands

    10.03.2017

    Nadi, Fiji, 8 March 2017 (IUCN) – The ​Wetlands are under pressure from local and global factors, including coastal development, destructive fishing practices, inappropriate agricultural practices and watershed changes, invasive species, ocean...

  • Republic of Marshall Islands builds upon conservation measures with IUCN Oceania

    07.03.2017

    Through coordinated efforts with the government of the Marshall Islands, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Oceania Regional Office (IUCN ORO) is providing support to prevent degradation of freshwater and coastal water resources through...

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    Describing the environment across Fiji’s ocean

    07.03.2017

    Fiji is blessed with a diverse and rich marine environment that is worth billions of dollars to the economy and its values are deeply embedded in our culture. Fiji is also fortunate in that our country can rely on a wide range of practitioners and experts who...

  • IUCN award conservation champions at its tenth anniversary

    17.02.2017

    Suva, Fiji, 16 February, 2017 (IUCN) -  A milestone was reached yesterday for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as it celebrated its tenth anniversary marking a decade since its establishment in Oceania. As part of the event,...

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    IUCN welcomes Fiji’s new Environment Director

    01.02.2017

    Fiji’s Department of Environment (DOE) will continue to engage with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to address the country’s environmental commitments. This was highlighted during a briefing to welcome Fiji’s new Director of...

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    RIT visit CEPF funded project in Choiseul

    29.01.2017

    Members of the IUCN RIT for East Melanesia were honoured to join the Ecological Solutions Solomon Islands (ESSI) team as they conducted tribal meetings in South Choiseul last week.

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    IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 - IUCN Oceania staff reflections

    15.11.2016

    As the first Congress ever to be held in the Pacific, the team from IUCN’s Oceania Regional Office approached the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i with a strong sense of ownership and a mandate to ensure everyone in attendance would know they...

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    Solomons and Vanuatu sign maritime border treaty

    15.11.2016

    The Governments of Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands on 7 October signed a landmark Maritime Boundary Treaty to officially demarcate the mutual border of each Island State’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 

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