May 28, 2020

Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also lead to countries uniting to preserve the natural world, in line with global commitments to achieve a better future for all people and the planet, top officials with the United Nations said
May 28, 2020

UN launches COVID-19 response plan for Pacific islands – Discover the South Pacific

The United Nations has launched a COVID-19 response plan for 14 countries and territories in the Pacific suffering the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 15, 2020

Sustainable Everyday Life for All – Discover the South Pacific

Each one of us can make a difference with choices that support a more sustainable future. Sitra’s lifestyle test has been taken more than 950,000 times! Test your carbon footprint – receive tailored tips that will save you time and money while improving the quality of your life.
May 8, 2020

Solomon Islands State Of Environment Report Endorsed By Cabinet And Tabled In Parliament – Discover the South Pacific

A newly endorsed State of Environment (SoE) Report 2019 for Solomon Islands is now available for public viewing and download on the Solomon Islands Environment Data Portal.
May 8, 2020

Niue Invites People to Look To The Stars In Celebration of International Dark Sky Week – Discover the South Pacific

This week is International Dark Sky Week, a weeklong celebration of the night. The Pacific Island of Niue, recently declared an official Dark Sky Place by the International Dark Sky Association, invites people across the world to switch off their lights and look to the stars.
May 8, 2020

Climate action required in 2020 must continue says Forum – Discover the South Pacific

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum says countries need to understand the connectivity between the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
May 8, 2020

Striking lack of progress on environmental SDGs in Asia-Pacific, reveals new UN report – Discover the South Pacific

There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for […]
May 8, 2020

Environmentally friendly diving to conserve marine life for sustainable development – Discover the South Pacific

Tourists and divers flock the pristine Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Indonesia for the scenic views, beautiful beaches, towering limestone cliffs and life underwater.
April 28, 2020

Flag Day scaled-down — marking 120 years as a part of US family

Compared to previous years with many festivities including fautasi races, this year’s Flag Day ceremony set for Friday morning Apr. 17th, will be a very scaled back, small event marking the 120 years since American Samoa became part of the United States family.
April 28, 2020

Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19?

As I write this in Honolulu, the governor of Hawai‘i has put the state on an indefinite lockdown and everyone flying into the islands must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
April 28, 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020: Towards sustainable economies

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers.
April 28, 2020

Collaboration is the Only Way

Following an assessment of the major impacts of tourism on the two most-visited islands in Cabo Verde, Sal and Boa Vista, the Travel Foundation brought together industry stakeholders in a ‘Destination Council’, empowering them to create a shared vision and actions for sustainable tourism.
April 28, 2020

Tonga Whale Watching; Incredible, once in a life time experience!!

We went out with Tongan Expeditions for 4 days and had an incredible experience! Our guide, Lome, did a great job! She was friendly, knowledgeable and put our safety and whales well-being first!
April 28, 2020

Women in Business; Soraya May-Malagi, Director of Operations Le Vasa Resort, Samoa

Soraya May-Malagi is the Director of Operations of Le Vasa Resort in Samoa – a 16-room oceanfront hotel that she bought with her late husband in 2006.
April 28, 2020

Towards destination 2030 (SDGs): An inclusive response for vulnerable groups

Just as the tourism sector is affected more than others by the current COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable groups within the sector are among the hardest hit.
April 28, 2020

Paradise Beverages starts production of free hand-sanitisers

Fiji’s leading alcohol beverages manufacturer, Paradise Beverages has worked with some businesses and commenced producing more than 25,000 litres of  for distribution for free to the people of Fiji.
April 28, 2020

Cook Islands become one of first nations in the world to declare itself Covid-19-free

The Cook Islands are now one of the first nations in the world to be free of Covid-19, Prime Minister Henry Puna has declared.
April 28, 2020

Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown

Milan is to introduce one of Europe’s most ambitious schemes reallocating street space from cars to cycling and walking, in response to the coronavirus crisis.
April 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Climate Change: We Must Rise to Both Crises

In the Pacific we aspire to endurance and sustainability. But progress is difficult to sustain when we face multiple threats that reverse decades of development gains in a matter of hours or days.
March 30, 2020

Contemporary Island Cuisine Training

Close to 25 participants are partaking in a 5-day Contemporary Island Cuisine training held at Daku Resort, Savusavu.