IUCN and CEPF are happy to invite civil society organizations to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for large and small grant biodiversity conservation projects in the East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot.
Application information is attached to this email, and can also be obtained here: https://www.cepf.net/grants/open-calls-for-proposals.
On Friday 10th August 2018, waste audit survey was conducted by the Port Vila Municipal Council (PVMC) in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) and J-PRISMⅡProject with the aimed of understanding the current garbage disposal situation of single use plastic bags, plastic straws and polystyrene takeaway boxes. All rubbish was carefully separated by hand and weighed.
Launch of Vanuatu Special & Unique Marine Areas Report & Vanuatu Marine Bioregions Report
3pm Thursday 19th July 2018
Au Fare, Port Vila
Press Release: Download English Version
VU Marine Bioregions Report: Download English Version
Biophysically Special, Unique Marine Areas of Vanuatu: Download English Version
Vanuatu is leading the Pacific, in terms of ocean management. It has led a shifting focus which is recognising that 98% of this nation is sea whilst only 2% is land. Vanuatu is the first country in the region to have an integrated, holistic Ocean Policy. This Policy allows for cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration to maintain and enhance the cultural, social and economic values that we, the people of Vanuatu, derive from our ocean.
This Policy arose from a decision made the Council of Minister's in 2014.
The Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation would like to remind the general public about the waste management orders that will commence on 1 July 2018. Following the Honourable Prime Minister’s announcements in July 2017, the Vanuatu Government has made a commitment to ban single use plastic shopping bags, polystyrene takeaway boxes and plastic straws from 1 July 2018.