Predicting mining impacts on deep sea communities
By Steve Pogonowski, 10 December 2013, Suva Fiji - The complex and little-understood nature of deep sea biological communities needs to be further researched before any deep sea mining licenses are granted in the Central and West Pacific.Speakers at the 4th Regional Training Workshop: Environmental Perspectives of Deep Sea Mineral Activities in Nadi, Fiji, discussed the potenti... More detail
Turtles share message of hope for Pacific environment
In a symbolic marking of the end of the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, five turtles were tagged in Suva on Saturday 7th December and released.
The ceremony took place at the lower campus of the University of the South Pacific, to commemorate the dispersal of the vision, spirit and messages of the Pacific region for the future of ou... More detail
Revamped strategy a useful tool for conservation groups
6 December 2013 Suva Fiji - By Steve Pogonowski:- Local community organisations should use the refined Action Strategy for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region 2014- 2020 to frame their conservation programs and aspirations, the review's architect said.Pacific Island country and territory representatives, non-government organisations and other a... More detail
Leadership makes the difference
6 December 2013, Suva Fiji - Ten actions from the High Level Segment of the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas were announced today as the gathering of over 750 delegates in Suva, Fiji came to a close.
The High Level Session brought together the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Hon. Henry Puna, the Minister in Assistance to the Presiden... More detail
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