News from Oceania

News from Oceania

17 December 2014

Reports and photos by Vainuupo Jungblut, Ramsar Officer Oceania

Vainuupo Jungblut, the Ramsar Officer for Oceania visited the island group of Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga from 27-31 October 2014 as part of a three-person team from SPREP and the University of Tasmania to implement a coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) demonstration project in close partnership with the Tongan Environment Ministry, community of Talihau village and the Vava’u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA). Read more (PDF)

Vainuupo Jungblut also participated in an in-country assistance mission to assist the Kiribati Government to develop their Ridge to Reef (R2R) Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), administered by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with the support of SPREP for project formulation and implementation. This first joint mission by SPREP and FAO was to initiate information gathering and stakeholder consultations. Read more (PDF)