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October 2, 2020 by leannem
Island and Ocean Ecosystems

Participants in the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas can now access important conference information and resources at the touch of a button with the launch of the new conference website and platform to support the now fully virtual event: http://pacificnatureconference.com/.

Officially launched on Monday 28 September 2020, the conference website is open to all members of the public. However, those wishing to gain access to the agenda, speakers, sessions, exhibition booths, side events, news, data galleries and more, will be required register - at no cost.

The Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas is organised every five to six years by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) and a host country. Originally scheduled to take place in April 2020, in Noumea, New Caledonia, the conference was postponed in early March due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will now be held virtually 23 – 27 November 2020.

“As the first to be held virtually, the 10th Pacific Islands Nature Conservation Conference and Protected Areas will hopefully demonstrate a new way of navigating the new normal,” said Mr Kosi Latu, Director General of SPREP. 

“We are excited and honoured to be working with New Caledonia and the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation to ensure that the conference is a success, and this website will be an important resource to enable participants to get the most out of the conference. It is our aim to ensure the conference achieves its goals, and that it will greatly enhance collective efforts and work being done to protect and conserve our Pacific biodiversity and livelihoods for future generations.”

The newly launched platform will ensure that the objectives of the original conference are still achieved including opportunities for strong engagement by participants to shape a Pacific initiated agenda for conservation for the next five years. It will communicate all information to participants on how to get involved and participate, showcase and network, and will ensure streamlined communication is provided so participants are guided through the virtual experience. The sessions and resources will also be available after the event.

More than 600 biodiversity and nature conservation stakeholders are expected to participate in the virtual meeting to be held in November.

For more information please contact our team at [email protected]