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Quick updates - SPREP News


Quick updates from SPREP:
• The Pacific Voyage will be the communications campaign at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India from 9 to 18 October, please visit the SPREP blog – www.bionesian.blogspot for updates next week

• The Vision Pasifika Media Award – Pacific reporters still have time to submit articles on waste and pollution in the region, please see the attached for more details and don’t hesitate to ask Ms. Ilisapeci Masivesi at ilisapecim@sprep.org or please see the attached (VPMA)

• The Pacific Environment Ministers Communique is attached for your information, should you wish to follow up with news items nationally. (Kosi_Circular 11 Sept)

SPREP News:

We also have several news headlines on our SPREP website that you may be interested in – please visit at www.sprep.org or click on the below links.

Palau wins Global Award for Nature Conservation Policies- Palau has won the 2012 Future Policy Gold Award for their Protected Areas Network Act 2003 and their Shark Haven Act, 2009. A member of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Palau was selected as the Gold Award winner out of 31 policies that were nominated from 22 countries. The island nation is recognised for their policies that eng... More detail


Pacific training to handle maritime oil spill emergencies Marine Pollution is widely recognised as one of the four major threats to the world’s oceans, along with climate change, habitat destruction and over-exploitation of living marine resources. Oil spill incidents have occurred around the globe, including the Pacific region. In 2009 the Pacific Adventurer spilt 240 Tonnes of bunker fuel off the Coast o... More detail

United States of America sign Pacific Islands Cetaceans MoU The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme congratulates and welcomes the United States to the Memorandum of Understanding. “This is a monumental occasion for the Pacific region and we look forward to the benefits to come from this strong partnership.” said Mr. David Sheppard, the Director-General of SPREP. “This supports the work of the Marine Spec... More detail


23rd SPREP Meeting pleased with increased effectiveness of programme delivery to Pacific members - The meeting noted that SPREP has doubled its direct financial and technical support for Pacific members of SPREP over the 2009-2011 period, with SPREP’s direct financial support increasing from US$2.4 million in 2010 to US$4.3 million in 2011, while support for SPREP Member regional level activities increased from US$7 million in 2010 to US$8.3 million in 2011. The Meeting ... More detail


Key outcomes for the Pacific environment from the 23rd SPREP Meeting - Pacific Environment Ministers highlighted 4 key areas: (i) ocean conservation and management; (ii) renewable energy; (iii) financing for biodiversity and climate change; and (iv) follow up to the Rio+20 meeting. They noted that better management and conservation of the Pacific Ocean has been a dominant theme over the last year, both at Rio+20 and at the Pacific Islands Forum ... More detail

1210/VPMA.pdf

Kosi_Circular_11_Sept_2012.pdf

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