In 2018 the Council of the ICCA Consortium decided to develop a lexicon of meaningful, and at times complex, concepts and terms frequently used in its work, policies and relations with its Members and Partners. A few specific papers had been commissioned and prepared before, but no attempt had been made to collate working definitions of frequent use, while many felt a need for such a reference compendium. This document is the result of the Council’s decision. It is a rich beginning, expected to evolve and be further integrated and enriched in the years to come.
The fourth edition of the Newsletter of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Oceania (2019)
The implementation of marine spatial planning (MSP) is bringing together a new body of practitioners who are largely drawn from related professions but have relatively little specific education, training or qualifications in MSP. This is partly due to the newness of the field and the limited opportunities available for personal development. Educational capacity is developing, though MSP content is mostly being added on to existing marinerelated programmes.
The term “green growth” and its sister concepts, “blue‐ green growth,” the “green economy,” and the “blue‐ green economy,” have gained considerable traction in the Pacific island region in a short space of time. Pacific island governments, regional organisations, and development agencies all use the terms, which originate outside of the Pacific. What (and who) has driven the adoption of green growth terminology within the region? How has its usage in the region mirrored international usage?
In 2017, following growing public concerns about saltwater crocodile attacks on people, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM), the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and WorldFish conducted a nationwide survey to collect detailed information on the extent and characteristics of human-crocodile conflicts. This report summarizes the main findings of the survey.
Within the German non-profit project WissensWerte, a hand drawn, animated short-film called Awesome Oceans has been published. It shows how fascinating this habitat is, but also how human behaviour endangers it.
The video can be watched here: https://youtu.be/UHYBH0Vn-2Y
It has a Creative Commons license and can be used and shared for free in any way.
You can download it here: http://edeos.org/en/portfolio/awesome-oceans/
In support of: Niue Forest Conservation and Protected Area Management