Communicating climate change a challenge
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - By Josephine Navula, journalism student at FNU:- Communicating climate change and its associated issues to Tuvalu's people is challenging because of the difficulty in translating scientific terms in the native language.This was shared by Tuvalu's Biodiversity officer Ms. Tilia Tima at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Pro... More detail
SPREP and TNC sign partnership agreement
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji:- The 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas was the perfect backdrop for a signing of a partnership between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Progamme (SPREP) and The Nature Conservancy.Having worked together for over a decade on joint nature conservation efforts in the Pacific region, the signing ... More detail
Call for church leaders to embrace conservation
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - By Priya Chand, journalism student at USP:- Church leaders must be encouraged to integrate nature conservation into their spiritual work and evangelism, said environment consultant Tusani Joe Reti.
Tusani Joe Reti - Environment Consultant
Speaking at the 9th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in Suva Tusani Joe sa... More detail
Conserving Whales and Dolphins in the Pacific
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - By Shahani Mala, journalism student of FNU:- An agreement has been forged to strengthen collaboration on the conservation of whales and dolphins in the Pacific region.
The MoU was signed in Suva on Thursday between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation."This agreement will str... More detail
First 'net zero' building in the Pacific
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - By Wati Talebula, journalism student at FNU:- A new building for the American Samoa - Environmental Protection Agency (AS-EPA) that was damaged by the earthquake and tsunami in 2009 would be the first in the Pacific to receive an international eco-rating.The new building will be energy efficient and built on the same footprint as the old building.Th... More detail
Concern grows over deep sea mining
"This could damage the potential for future scientific, medicinal or recreational opportunities in unique vent ecosystems. We believe this is one of the biggest gambles to happen on the planet for marine ecosystems," Mr. Gamblin said. More detail
Local participation key to birdlife protection
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - By Justine Mannan, a journalism student at FNU:- Local participation is the focus of BirdLife International's work in the Pacific Islands.BirdLife International is one of the world's largest nature conservation partnerships, teaming up with over 100 countries to protect birds around the world.In the Pacific, they have the Local Empowerment Programme... More detail
Project to enhance coastal protection and sustainable land management
December 6 2013, Suva Fiji - By Carolyn Kitione, journalism student from USP:- A high risk community in Kiribati has started the replanting of mangroves among other land management activities in its efforts to reduce vulnerability to climate variability.
Kiribati national focal point for the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme (SGP) Komeri Onorio said the Ru... More detail
Samoa's successes in climate resilience
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - By Priya Chand, a journalism student of USP:- Samoa has many success stories in terms of building climate resilience, says Tusani Joe Reti, a founding member of the Roundtable on Nature Conservation in the Pacific.
Tusani Joe Reti
Speaking at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, Tusani Joe said despite the... More detail