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Coral Reef Futures for the Pacific Coral Reef Futures for the Pacific 21 September 2017, Apia, Samoa – In the light of the predicted adverse impacts of warming oceans on coral reefs, the long-term health of Pacific reefs depends on strong leadership and sound manageme... More detail
Benefits of Integrated Ocean Governance Highlighted By Tonga... Benefits of Integrated Ocean Governance Highlighted By Tonga, Kiribati and Fiji Fiji, Tonga and Kiribati shared their experiences on ocean governance processes during the Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management (MACBIO) side event held at the 28th Secretariat of the Pacific Re... More detail
Side Events at the 28th SPREP Meeting - Effectiveness of Pap... Side Events at the 28th SPREP Meeting - Effectiveness of Papua New Guinea's Protected Areas Better understanding of protected areas management and priorities were some of the key outcomes from Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Protected Areas project highlighted during a side event at the 28th Secret... More detail
Conserving Turtles and Promoting Community Benefits Conserving Turtles and Promoting Community Benefits A side event held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) meeting in Apia today reported on the outcomes and lessons of a five-year project funded by the New Zealand g... More detail
Side Events at 28th SPREP Meeting: Conservation of Sharks in... Side Events at 28th SPREP Meeting: Conservation of Sharks in the Pacific The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts spoke about the leadership and voice of the Pacific to promote the conservation of s... More detail
Oceania rallies together for migratory species conservation Oceania rallies together for migratory species conservation Amplifying the Pacific Voice as Oceania countries endeavour to protect migratory species on the global stage was at the core of a three day meeting last month.  Australia, Cook Islands, New Zeal... More detail
150 people pledge to protect sharks at Alo Paopao Paddling F... 150 people pledge to protect sharks at Alo Paopao Paddling Festival "Our Samoa, Our Sharks, Our Responsibility" was the core theme of a campaign launched that saw a commitment from over 150 people to protect sharks within Samoan waters during the Alo Paopao Internatio... More detail
Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation to help c... Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation to help countries to implement Voluntary Commitments made at the United Nations Ocean Conference 22 August 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands - The theme of this year's Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) meeting was "Oceans at a tipping point – From global commitments to regi... More detail
Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation opens tod... Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation opens today in Honiara, Solomon Islands 21 August, 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands - The 20th session of the Pacific Islands Roundtable (PIRT) for Nature Conservation officially opened this morning in Honiara, Solomon Islands with a the... More detail
Celebrating 20 years of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for N... Celebrating 20 years of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation Twenty years of efforts to conserve Pacific Island environments and resources are being celebrated by the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas (PIRT) and its Members ... More detail
Marine waste monitoring training in Vanuatu Marine waste monitoring training in Vanuatu A group of students from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Port Vila were trained in marine waste monitoring organised by the UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science ... More detail
BID Capacity Enhancement Workshop underway at SPREP BID Capacity Enhancement Workshop underway at SPREP A workshop which aims to enhance the capacity of Pacific nations to share and access data relating to the region's biodiversity is being held at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Pro... More detail
Kat the Shark wins five kilometre Lalomanu race Kat the Shark wins five kilometre Lalomanu race 20 July, 2017 – Apia, Samoa: There was something distinctly fishy about the winner of the five kilometre Lalomanu half marathon last weekend. The winner – Kat Riley – ran the race dressed in a s... More detail
Fair access and benefit sharing of Pacific resources Fair access and benefit sharing of Pacific resources Biodiversity is a resource, and the global community is working to ensure that benefits from the use of that resource are also used to protect the environments and the people who rely on them.This wee... More detail
Return of Tabua to Fiji a momentous occasion Return of Tabua to Fiji a momentous occasion History was made in Fiji last month as 146 Tabua, (Sperm Whale Tooth) were handed to the Government of Fiji from New Zealand in recognition of the cultural significance of Tabua to the local communiti... More detail
Tokelau fortifies against climate change Tokelau fortifies against climate change By Samisoni Pareti, Senior Editor, Islands Business in New York09 June 2017, UN Oceans Conference, New York - Strengthening the coastline of Tokelau's three inhabited atolls against the impact of stor... More detail
Why are marine protected areas and sanctuaries important? Why are marine protected areas and sanctuaries important? 8 June 2017, UN Ocean Conference, New York -  The following statement was made by the Minister in Assistance, Hon. F. Umiich Sengebau, Minister of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism, Re... More detail
War wrecks threaten our ocean, says Marshall Islands War wrecks threaten our ocean, says Marshall Islands By Samisoni Pareti, Senior Editor, Islands Business in New York                           8 June 2017, UN Ocean Conference, New Y... More detail
Fiji renews call for bold global action on oceans Fiji renews call for bold global action on oceans By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York8 June 2017, UN Ocean Conference, New York - Fiji's Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama renewed his global call for action on oceans – with a particular c... More detail
Our Ocean, Our People, Our Pacific Our Ocean, Our People, Our Pacific 8 June 2017, UN Ocean Conference, New York - "The Pacific Voyage - Our Ocean, Our People, Our Pacific" event hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and partner... More detail
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