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Assessing needs and opportunities for a regional ambition

The overall aim of the workshop is to support Parties in developing and implementing national plans on the restoration of forests and other ecosystems in the context of the short-term action plan on ecosystem restoration.  Participating

Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Mahendra Reddy says Fiji’s rich biodiversity and the ecosystems supporting it are now at risk. Dr. Reddy says according to recent research, 25% of bird species, 12% of mammals, 67% of amphibians and 11% of reptiles and plants are already threatened or endangered.
August 2019: In June 2019, the people of Navakavu (Fiji) met to celebrate the first year of implementation of the Navakavu Revitalisation Strategy 2018-2022 (NRS), a local development strategy aligned to the SDGs and the Government of Fiji’s Development Plan 2017-2021. The NRS, a first for the Vanua…

On this International Bat Night, Rainforest Trust would like to celebrate our work with National Trust of Fiji and Bat Conservation International. In July 2018, we created the first ever bat sanctuary in Fiji by officially protecting over 20 acres of land near the Nakanacagi Cave, which is home to

The rapid decline in biodiversity has linkages to the lack of action in safeguarding the survival and well-being of our biodiversity. This was the message shared by Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment Hon. Dr. Mahendra Reddy during the International…

Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, as appropriate, its other

Grouper moon fish. Photo by Jim Hellem
The selling, exporting and consumption of beche-de-mer, undersized fish, kawakawa and donu (grouper) will stop from next year between June and September.

The purpose of the workshop is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing‑house mechanisms (CHM), in line with decision X/15 and in support of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, The National Trust of Fiji and NatureFiji-MareqetiViti have discovered a new species of banded iguana The new species of lizard, Brachylophus gau, is one of only four living species of South Pacific iguana, and is…
Out of the 167 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas identified, mapped and validated throughout the Mediterranean region, 75 percent were found outside the boundaries of any pre-existing protected areas or other KBAs, according to the main results of an IUCN assessment revealed today at the IUCN World…