[POSTPONED] 10th Pacific Islands Conference: Nature Conservation and Protected Area

Add to Calendar 2020-08-05 11:14:56 2020-08-05 11:14:56 [POSTPONED] 10th Pacific Islands Conference: Nature Conservation and Protected Area The theme for the conference is Nature Conservation Action for a Resilient Pacific, with effective conservation and management of biodiversity critical for ensuring Pacific island countries and territories are resilient and adaptable to a changing world. The Pacific Islands’ rich biodiversity and valuable ecosystem services also underpin tourism, agriculture, forestry and fisheries; the food, livelihoods, health and water security of communities; and is key to providing resilience and viable adaptation responses to changing climates and environment. The decline in biodiversity across the Pacific continues at an alarming rate and contributes to high levels of loss globally. The Pacific still faces alarming rates of habitat degradation and loss that could exceed irreversible thresholds, challenging the resilience of many species and ecosystems, including mangroves and terrestrial forests driven by a range of development pressures. This compounds the impacts on coral reefs that are already declining as a result of climate change, reefs that are vital for food security, livelihoods, tourism and coastal protection.  These risks are exacerbated by the acceleration of trade and human migrations leading to increased risk of native species being replaced by invasive alien species. The conference theme highlights the need for urgent and real action now, and the need to think beyond what we are currently doing and to the needs of future generations.   The conference will explore the following thematic streams: People and nature conservation action Economic development and biodiversity conservation Safeguarding priority sites, including cultural heritage Safeguarding species and genetic diversity Threats to biodiversity Monitoring, governing and financing nature conservation action Learn more at https://www.pacificnatureconference.com/conference/theme​ Rue des Accords de Matignon, Nouméa, New Caledonia Pacific Community (SPC) [email protected] UTC public

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Rue des Accords de Matignon, Nouméa, New Caledonia
Noumea, New Caledonia

The theme for the conference is Nature Conservation Action for a Resilient Pacific, with effective conservation and management of biodiversity critical for ensuring Pacific island countries and territories are resilient and adaptable to a changing world. The Pacific Islands’ rich biodiversity and valuable ecosystem services also underpin tourism, agriculture, forestry and fisheries; the food, livelihoods, health and water security of communities; and is key to providing resilience and viable adaptation responses to changing climates and environment.

The decline in biodiversity across the Pacific continues at an alarming rate and contributes to high levels of loss globally. The Pacific still faces alarming rates of habitat degradation and loss that could exceed irreversible thresholds, challenging the resilience of many species and ecosystems, including mangroves and terrestrial forests driven by a range of development pressures. This compounds the impacts on coral reefs that are already declining as a result of climate change, reefs that are vital for food security, livelihoods, tourism and coastal protection.  These risks are exacerbated by the acceleration of trade and human migrations leading to increased risk of native species being replaced by invasive alien species. The conference theme highlights the need for urgent and real action now, and the need to think beyond what we are currently doing and to the needs of future generations.
 
Joint Event
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Joint Partner
SPREP, New Caledonia

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