IUCN and SPREP Reinvigorate Collaboration
12 July 2002
IUCN and the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have used the occasion of the 7th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, from 8-12 July, to reinvigorate their longstanding relationship through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding. The signing ceremony was attended by Wren Green, IUCN Councilor and Chair of the Regional Committee for Oceania, fellow IUCN Regional Councilors for Oceania, Suliana Siwatibau and Christine Milne and IUCN Councilor Aroha Mead. The renewed commitment of IUCN to the region was further demonstrated through the attendance of Mark Christensen, CEL Regional Vice Chair for Oceania, Pam Eiser, IUCN Australia, and Alejandro Iza, IUCN ELC. The Memorandum was signed by Tamarii Tutangata, Director of SPREP and John Scanlon, Head IUCN ELP, acting on behalf of the IUCN Director General. The Memorandum sets a framework for collaboration in many areas including, invasive alien species, community-based conservation, Indigenous/traditional knowledge issues, coastal and marine issues and environmental law.
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