9th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

The nature conservation conference, a significant event for biodiversity conservation in the Pacific region, has taken place every 4-5 years since 1975 and is the region’s premier event for biodiversity. The conference is open to all and is attended by government representatives, NGOs, development partners, international organizations and Pacific Island communities. The theme of this year’s conference is Natural Solutions – Building Resilience for a Changing Pacific.

Each Conference has generated an Action Strategy for Nature Conservation as a guiding framework for conservation work in the Pacific for the ensuing five year period, and will again be one of the key outputs of the ninth conference. The conference itself provides a platform for all interested stakeholders to come together to assess, review, develop and agree on priorities and actions to improve the overall status of conservation efforts in the Pacific over the next five years, and beyond.

The conference will feature key speakers of international, regional and national renown. You will also hear success stories of conservation achievements from different levels of societies including national governments, community groups, NGOs, regional and international organizations.

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