• Field visit in privately protected area in Samoa, June 2018 Photo: IUCN/BIOPAMA

    A year in images: BIOPAMA 2018


    In 2018, the BIOPAMA programme engaged with a significant number of stakeholders to ensure that BIOPAMA’s activities support the needs of the countries and their actors, as well as assist them in achieving their conservation objectives and international...

  • Maria Muavesi Photo: Maria Muavesi

    IUCN Oceania staff graduates from University of Wollongong


    IUCN Oceania Senior Environmental Legal Officer Maria Goreti Muavesi can now add a Masters to her list of qualifications.

  • Asia Pacific Day for the Ocean Photo: © UNESCAP

    Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean: catalysing new commitments to improving ocean health in Asia-Pacific


    On 20 November, IUCN Asia and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) attended the Asia-Pacific Day for the Ocean event in Bangkok. Taking place between the first Ocean Conference in 2017 and the second in 2020, the event gave ocean stakeholders – member states, UN...

  • 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...


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