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Ecosystem-based Adaptation to take the spotlight at the seco... Ecosystem-based Adaptation to take the spotlight at the second Pacific Climate Change Conference A series of pre-conference workshops are scheduled to be held in the lead-up to the second Pacific Climate Change Conference next week, with one of them set to shine the spotlight on Ecosystem-based A... More detail
Protected areas in the Pacific benefit from IUCN-SPREP partn... Protected areas in the Pacific benefit from IUCN-SPREP partnership Suva, Fiji, 7 February, 2018  – Pacific island countries are demonstrating global leadership in their actions to help halt the world's biodiversity loss through the establishment of Protected A... More detail
Coral prey or plastic? Coral prey or plastic? Pacific Conversations with SPREPLast December, the Pacific islands took their voice to the International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting at the UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The... More detail
Linking Health and Biodiversity with Griffith University and... Linking Health and Biodiversity with Griffith University and SPREP A group of 18 undergraduate and postgraduate health science students today learned more about the link between health and biodiversity during a visit to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environ... More detail
Saving our Pacific coral reefs, together. Saving our Pacific coral reefs, together. 17 Jaunary 2018, SAVUSAVU, FIJI – Coral reefs need our help to survive, say experts at a national symposium on coral reefs hosted by the Government of Fiji, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Fiji, and UN En... More detail
100 Island Challenge comes to Samoa 100 Island Challenge comes to Samoa A team of researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography were in Samoa last month on an expedition as part of the 100 Island Challenge.The challenge is a large-scale natural experiment, inve... More detail
SPREP and UNEP-WCMC announce new partnership to showcase Pac... SPREP and UNEP-WCMC announce new partnership to showcase Pacific Islands' achievements in protecting biodiversity An exciting new partnership has been announced between UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). These ... More detail
Global gathering to tackle coral reef crisis Global gathering to tackle coral reef crisis Current and emerging leaders converged in the Great Barrier Reef to learn and share ideas for tackling the crucial challenge of protecting coral reefs as part of the 2017 International Coral Reef Mana... More detail
Le projet de Ceinture Bleue pour la Biodiversité dans le Pa... Le projet de Ceinture Bleue pour la Biodiversité dans le Pacifique La Ceinture Bleue de Biodiversité du Pacifique est un projet de deux ans et demi ayant pour but de soutenir les Pays et Territoires d'Outre-Mer (PTOM) du Pacifique (Nouvelle Calédonie, Wallis et Fut... More detail
Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt to support Ocean health in th... Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt to support Ocean health in the Pacific region Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt is a two and a half year project to enhance integrated ocean management and marine biodiversity conservation in New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia and Pi... More detail
Victory for Pacific Whales as the UK signs on to Pacific Wha... Victory for Pacific Whales as the UK signs on to Pacific Whale Declaration History was made at the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wildlife (CMS COP12) in Manila, Philippines. For the first time since its establ... More detail
Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to prot... Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark "The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem in the world." – Ms... More detail
Samoa's proposal accepted by international conservation conv... Samoa's proposal accepted by international conservation convention 26 October, 2017, Manila, Philippines - The 12th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12) today accepted the proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka to list the blue shark on C... More detail
Papua New Guinea, holding Observer status at the Convention ... Papua New Guinea, holding Observer status at the Convention on Migratory Species Conference in Manila "The biggest support that CMS did provide was in 2013, this was during the "Year of the Dugong" and this was the highlight of the CMS support. It made a positive impact by preventing the sale and cons... More detail
The voice of the Pacific islands at the CMS COP12 The voice of the Pacific islands at the CMS COP12 25 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - Four Pacific islands are a Party to the CMS, the global agreement that promotes international collaboration to conserve migratory species.The Cook Islands, Fiji,... More detail
Nature-based Solutions have a place in Climate Change and Di... Nature-based Solutions have a place in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in Pacific Island countries MEDIA RELEASE FROM FIJI MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT.25 October 2017, Suva, Fiji - Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Environment, Mr. Joshua Wycliffe encouraged Pacific countries... More detail
France signs on to the Pacific Whale Declaration France signs on to the Pacific Whale Declaration 24 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - France has demonstrated its commitment towards the conservation of whales through the signing of the Pacific islands Year of the Whale Declaration during the Twe... More detail
Lists to protect migratory species: Pacific Conversations wi... Lists to protect migratory species: Pacific Conversations with SPREP Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Palau and Samoa are the Pacific countries attending the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12) held from 23 to... More detail
Samoa and Sri Lanka call for international cooperation to pr... Samoa and Sri Lanka call for international cooperation to protect the blue shark 24 October, 2017, Manila, Philippines - Samoa and Sri Lanka have called upon 122 countries to unite in a show of international cooperation to protect the blue shark under the Convention on the Conserv... More detail
Marine debris, a threat to Pacific migratory species, on the... Marine debris, a threat to Pacific migratory species, on the global agenda 23 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - Each year up to 13 million tonnes of plastic and 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is dumped in the ocean. This was the reality placed before delegates of the ... More detail
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