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New publication – the Future has other plans: Planning holistically to conserve natural and cultural heritage

18 January, 2017
Crisis has enveloped the more than 200,000 nationally and regionally protected natural and cultural heritage sites around the world. Heritage managers – those who manage natural sites such as national parks, wilderness areas, and biosphere reserves, as well as those who manage cultural sites including historic monuments, battlefields, heritage cities, and ancient rock art sites – face an urgent need to confront this crisis, and each day that they don't, more of our planet's common heritage disappears.


Momentum grows for ocean preserves. How well do they work?

18 January, 2017
What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets and explorers for centuries. How could residents of New England, for instance, have known that beneath the coastal waters lies a chain of extinct undersea volcanoes and canyons as deep as the Grand Canyon and mountains as high as any found east of the Rockies, harboring rare and endangered whales, sea turtles and fishes and coral as old as the Redwoods?  


Top 10 Ocean Conservation Victories of 2016

18 January, 2017
From wars, to politics, to the deaths of eminent artists, 2016 was a year many people were eager to see end. It was also another record breaking year for the dangerous warming of our planet. Yet, despite that thick layer of doom, humanity came together in inspiring ways….   Read full story at: http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/05/top-10-ocean-conservation-victories-of-2016/


The need for Green

18 January, 2017
The health of biodiversity affects us. And what you do affects biodiversity. Everything we do either uses natural resources or returns them as waste. The amount of land and resources that a population or a person uses is called an ecological footprint. We all can do things to make our personal footprints smaller.   Read full story at: http://dailynews.lk/2016/12/27/features/102991  


Fiji – Qoliqoli units to decide

18 January, 2017
Fishing communities can decide to temporarily open marine protected areas (MPAs), or taboo fishing grounds, in order to earn an income for back to school shopping since they started the taboo, says Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas co-ordinator Margaret Vakalalabure.   Read full story at: http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=384505  


Fiji – Ministry of Forestry develops biodiversity programme

18 January, 2017
The Ministry of Forestry has developed a program that will strengthen sustainable forest management and conservation for those communities affected by disaster and climate change. Read full story at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/47109/ministry-of-forestry-develops-biodiversity-programme  


EBSA, on the agenda at the global biodiversity conference

25 December, 2016
EBSA, on the agenda at the global biodiversity conference 15 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - There's a buzz-acronym at the global biodiversity talks that is heard often, it helps the 198 Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity meet their obligati... More detail


The Cartagena Protocol and the Pacific islands

25 December, 2016
The Cartagena Protocol and the Pacific islands 15 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - How much do you know about the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety and why it is important for the Pacific islands?There are ten Pacific parties to this Protoc... More detail


Choiseul province in Solomon Islands takes action for green ...

25 December, 2016
Choiseul province in Solomon Islands takes action for green ... 15 December, 2016, Solomon Islands - Environmental groups and authorities of Choiseul province in the Solomon Islands are taking steps to educate and inspire their population to take action for their ... More detail


Regional Invasive Species Schools Challenge Winners announce...

22 December, 2016
Regional Invasive Species Schools Challenge Winners announce... The creativity of Pacific island school children have 'wowed' the judges of the Pacific Invasives Regional Schools Challenge which was launched by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment P... More detail


Aichi Target 12 in the Pacific islands with Papua New Guinea

22 December, 2016
Aichi Target 12 in the Pacific islands with Papua New Guinea 13 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - There are 20 Aichi Targets in all, endorsed at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in 2010. They help to meet five different st... More detail


Aichi Target 11 in the Pacific islands with Papua New Guinea

22 December, 2016
Aichi Target 11 in the Pacific islands with Papua New Guinea 13 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - There are 20 Aichi Targets in all, endorsed at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in 2010. They help to meet five different st... More detail


Protected Areas key to saving Pacific biodiversity

16 December, 2016
Protected Areas key to saving Pacific biodiversity "Investing in the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems is one of the most effective, efficient and equitable pathways to achieving the sustainable development goals," – Helen Clark, Director ... More detail


Local communities key to Fiji achieving protected area targe...

16 December, 2016
Local communities key to Fiji achieving protected area targe... 13 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - In its endeavour to protect and conserve the biodiversity of Fiji, the island nation has declared a target to protect 16% of all land area by the year 2020... More detail


"Blue Fee" to fund conservation and climate adaptation effor...

16 December, 2016
"Blue Fee" to fund conservation and climate adaptation effor... 9 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - The Republic of the Marshall Islands has announced the Blue Fee, an internal financial initiative that uses a percentage of the islands tuna fund for financ... More detail


Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Micronesia Challeng...

16 December, 2016
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Micronesia Challeng... "My friends, the clock is ticking on all of us. At no time in the history of our planet have the consequences of our country and global actions had such dynamic implications for the future of our plan... More detail


Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Solomon Islands

16 December, 2016
Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Solomon Islands 9 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico -There are 20 Aichi Targets in all, endorsed at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in 2010. They help to meet five different stra... More detail


Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with the Cook Islands

16 December, 2016
Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with the Cook Islands 8 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - There are 20 Aichi Targets in all, endorsed at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in 2010. They help to meet five different str... More detail


Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Tonga

16 December, 2016
Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Tonga 8 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - There are 20 Aichi Targets in all, endorsed at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the CBD in Nagoya, Japan in 2010. They help to meet five different str... More detail


Pacific Islands need smarter development to minimise damage ...

16 December, 2016
Pacific Islands need smarter development to minimise damage ... 8 December, 2016, Nadi, Fiji - Smarter development practices are needed to minimise damage to the the fragile natural environment and biodiversity of Pacific Island countries and territories.These are... More detail


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