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“Knowledge is power” - SPREP and UN Environment partners... “Knowledge is power” - SPREP and UN Environment partnership launch website and factsheets in the lead up to the UN Ocean Conference The Pacific islands will play a crucial role as the Call for Action Declaration comes into being at the UN Ocean Conference in June this year. Home to over 10 per cent of the planet's oceans, the Paci... More detail
International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold For Change! Protecti... International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold For Change! Protecting our Ocean and Biodiversity By Dr Netatua Pelesikoti, Director of the Climate Change Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Dr Pelesikoti is the first Pacific Island Woman Lead Author for an... More detail
Protecting Pacific Whales through Art - exhibition opens in ... Protecting Pacific Whales through Art - exhibition opens in Noumea The "Des baleines et des hommes pour la protection des océans" art exhibition opened this week at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia. The exhibition showcases art works by 11 Pacifi... More detail
Samoa takes steps to improve data and information on its Pro... Samoa takes steps to improve data and information on its Protected Areas Samoa has been at the forefront of efforts to protect its unique biodiversity and ecosystems. It is home to O le Pupu Pu'e National Park, established in 1978, the first national park declared in the S... More detail
Tonga to host major international whale conservation confere... Tonga to host major international whale conservation conference Whales in a Changing Ocean, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 4 - 6 April 2017Whales in a Changing Ocean is a new approach to whale conservation. The three-day event will focus on emerging threats to Pacific whales ... More detail
Pacific-UK marine science partnership to promote environment... Pacific-UK marine science partnership to promote environmental research and collaboration Pacific-UK marine science collaboration has been further strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPR... More detail
SPREP strengthens partnership with the Global Island Partner... SPREP strengthens partnership with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) 2017 began in the spirit of partnership for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), officially becoming a Friend of the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA). Working to... More detail
EBSA, on the agenda at the global biodiversity conference 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 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
Engaging countries for improved protected area information: ... Engaging countries for improved protected area information: BIOPAMA Pacific Programme in Kiribati A national stakeholder's workshop for Kiribati was completed this month to initiate national activities under the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme. The workshop brought ... More detail
Choiseul province in Solomon Islands takes action for green ... Choiseul province in Solomon Islands takes action for green town 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... Regional Invasive Species Schools Challenge Winners announced! 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
Protected Areas key to saving Pacific biodiversity 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
Aichi Target 13 in the Pacific islands with Palau Aichi Target 13 in the Pacific islands with Palau 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 12 in the Pacific islands with Papua New Guinea 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 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
The Value of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Agricult... The Value of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Agriculture in the Pacific 13 December 2016, CBD COP 13, Cancun Mexico - Integrating the benefits we receive from biodiversity into agricultural production and management in the Pacific islands is at the core of a technical gui... More detail
Local communities key to Fiji achieving protected area targe... Local communities key to Fiji achieving protected area target 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
Aichi Target 10 in the Pacific islands with SPREP Aichi Target 10 in the Pacific islands with SPREP 12 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 Target 9 in the Pacific islands with the Cook Islands Aichi Target 9 in the Pacific islands with the Cook Islands 12 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
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