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Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF): Call for proposals 2017

IUCN Oceania and CEPF are accepting proposals from 8th September until 25th October 2017. Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) are invited from civil society groups in the islands region of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. LoIs are encouraged from community groups, non-government organizations, academic institutions, private companies and other civil society organizations who are working in the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot.The deadline for receipt of proposals is midnight Washington, DC time on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

What works in conservation? In-depth series starts next week

How do you solve a conservation problem?..Do you protect a wild leopard that has entered a village by removing it and releasing it into a forest far, far away? Or do you work with the people living in the village and help them live with the leopards and other wildlife that might stray into their backyards? Do you save a patch of tropical forest by declaring it a protected area and keeping people out? Or do you let local communities take charge? The answers to these questions are, as might be expected, not straightforward. But we do need answers.

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity to release new publication on tourism concessions and partnerships in parks

The tourism sector is recognized as the largest global market-based contributor to the financing of protected area systems in many countries... However, most countries currently underuse tourism as a means to contribute towards the financial sustainability of protected areas. This new publication aims to assist countries in addressing this gap.

Click on the link below for further information and to download the guidelines.

SPREP vacancy - Protected Areas Officer (PAO)

The Protected Areas Officer (PAO) is a new position under phase two of the Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (BIOPAMA) implemented by SPREP.

Applications Close: Friday 24th August 2017


Please click on the link below for the information package for this vacancy.

New Zealand - Geopark could be ideal prospect for Kaikoura

Turning Kaikouras unique geological features into a geopark could be a perfect way to harness the regions natural beauty and sustain its economy, says Lincoln University Master of Planning student Josi Kaloumaira.

Click on the link below to read the full story.

Training Opportunity - Forestry Training Centre, Fiji - Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management Tailored Short-Term Training

The Forestry Training Centre, within the Ministry of Forests in Fiji, is offering a recently developed Tailored Short Term Training on Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management which is opened to any group and types of organizations in the Pacific region. This training course is aimed at enhancing the skills of people already undertaking related work or that have strong interest in environmental management and biodiversity conservation. The course content, duration and location can be tailored to different needs.