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CMS COP12 - Blue shark proposal accepted

Friday, 27 October 2017, 6:29 pm | SPREP

26 October, 2017, Manila, Philippines - The 12th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12) today accepted the proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka to list the blue shark on CMS Appendix II, acknowledging that the species is currently ... More >>

Pacific conservation of migratory species

Monday, 23 October 2017, 11:50 am | SPREP

Pacific conservation of migratory species benefitting Pacific communities 22 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - “Their future is our future – sustainable development for wildlife and people” is at the heart of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties ... More >>

Samoa and Sri Lanka step up to protect the Blue Shark

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10:38 am | SPREP

Samoa and Sri Lanka step up to protect the Blue Shark at global migratory species conference 21 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - Approximately 20 million Blue Sharks are killed each year, propelling Samoa and Sri Lanka to jointly propose to place ... More >>

SPREP Hosts Twenty-Eighth Meeting of Officials in Samoa

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:53 am | SPREP

Samoa is yet again the location of a Pacific regional event showcasing dedication from the island region to sustainability. More >>

Strengthening our Pacific Resilience

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 3:01 pm | SPREP

Strengthening our Pacific Resilience: Climate Action calls for Climate Partnerships Our Pacific Journey to UNFCCC COP23, Message from SPREP Director General, Mr Kosi Latu. The Director General of SPREP attended the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) ... More >>

Information Making an Impact with Pacific

Friday, 7 July 2017, 4:38 pm | SPREP

Information Making an Impact with Pacific Meteorologists and Media Pacific media opportunities now made available with SPREP! Information making an impact is at the heart of a regional media opportunity now open for Pacific island journalists working ... More >>

It’s time to get serious about CO2

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:12 pm | SPREP

It’s time to get serious about CO2, for the ocean’s sake and for ours More >>

A wave of Pacific partnerships in action for Ocean health

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2:33 pm | SPREP

As caretakers of the world's largest ocean basin, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) with Members and global partners have committed to four different partnerships for Ocean health. More >>

11 SPREP Members sign on to Pacific Whale Declaration

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:18 pm | SPREP

6 April, 2017, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - The Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference closed on a high note today with 11 countries signing on to the Pacific Islands Year of the Whale Declaration. More >>

Website and factsheets in the lead up to UN Ocean Conference

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:51 pm | SPREP

“Knowledge is power” - SPREP and UN Environment partnership launch website and factsheets in the lead up to the UN Ocean Conference More >>

Women’s Day 2017: Protecting our Ocean and Biodiversity

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 3:11 pm | SPREP

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 a chapter in the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental ... More >>

Protecting Pacific Whales through art

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:30 pm | SPREP

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 ... More >>

SPREP NEWS - CBD COP13 7 December

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:38 pm | SPREP

Huge steps made as the Pacific islands region ramp up their fight against invasive species • Kiribati showcasing Natural Solutions for resilience on world stage • Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Samoa • Aichi Targets in the Pacific ... More >>

Pacific to make its mark at endangered species trade talks

Friday, 9 September 2016, 5:01 pm | SPREP

A united Pacific voice will be heard loud and clear on the global stage at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES ) held at the end of this month in Johannesburg. The Pacific islands are taking the ... More >>

The new Pacific Climate Change Portal officially launched

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:01 pm | SPREP

17 June 2016, Apia, Samoa - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Griffith University in Australia hosted a launch for the upgraded Pacific Climate Change Portal (PCCP) this afternoon at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in ... More >>

Visiting Commissioner praises SPREP/EU collaboration

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 8:12 pm | SPREP

10 June, 2016: The successful partnership between the European Union and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been commended during an official joint New Zealand Government and European Union development mission to the ... More >>

Enhancing planning and conservation outcomes

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 3:33 pm | SPREP

Enhanced planning and delivery of better outcomes for the conservation of Pacific island biodiversity is at the core of training underway this week in New Zealand for Pacific islanders. More >>

“We the Pacific” amplifying the Pacific voice at COP21

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:27 pm | SPREP

1 December, 2015, Paris, France, COP21 - The message was loud and clear from the Pacific islands at the “We the Pacific” dialogue forum in Paris at the UN Climate talks today. The Pacific islands are counting upon the rest of the world to ensure ... More >>

Pacific Year of the Whale Campaign to launch in 2016

Monday, 21 September 2015, 9:27 am | SPREP

19 September 2015, Apia, Samoa - The Pacific islands are uniting to strengthen Whale Conservation through a specially designed campaign that starts next year. Pacific island governments and partners came together to continue the planning and preparation ... More >>

Waigani Convention on hazardous waste management opens today

Friday, 18 September 2015, 2:41 pm | SPREP

The Waigani Convention to ban the export of hazardous or radioactive waste to the Pacific Islands Forum Countries, and prohibit Forum island countries from importing such waste, held its Eighth Conference of the Parties in Samoa today. More >>



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