Conservation International is an organization dedicated to helping engage “government in conservation action.” Conservation International has been focusing specifically in New Caledonia “to reduce the impact of fires, invasive species, and nickel mining on the island.” They have also been working to maintain the Mont Panié reserve along with unifying the private sector with government to strengthen biodiversity conservation efforts.
WWF New Caledonia Ahab Charles Downer, Country Programme Manager Tel: +687 27 50 25 E-mail: email@example.com
WWF has a global forest program that aims “to conserve the world's forests for the benefit of the whole planet.” This program includes work in New Caledonia to reduce fires that destroy the dry forest, especially in priority areas and areas with high levels of endangered species.
Pacific Invasives Initiative teams up with government and non-governmental groups to assist with their invasive species management projects. In New Caledonia they have focused on working with Conservation International on the Mont Panié reserve combating invasive species such as feral pigs, rats, and cats.
The Caledonian Agronomy Institute is dedicated to conducting research on sustainable agriculture practices for New Caledonia’s specific island conditions. They are also invested in promoting relations between the scientific world with both the private sector and governmental institutions.
This institute focuses its research on marine and terrestrial biodiversity, including research into the vast number of rare species in dry forests. They are one of the members of the Dry Forest Conservation Program in New Caledonia and provide the fieldwork behind conservation efforts.
The University of New Caledonia is another partner of the Dry Forest Conservation Program, and also do much of the research into the conservation of New Caledonia. This research includes work on terrestrial biodiversity, climate change, and governance and use of natural resources.
The CEI was founded in 1996 on the initiative of the Association for the Protection of New Caledonia Nature (ASNNC) to “meet the needs of a population increasingly concerned with environmental issues.” Their objectives include promoting the preservation of ecosystems and providing educational resources for management and preservation of New Caledonia.
Province Sud (Southern Province) Environment Directorate (DENV) Director : Jacques Fourmy Assistant Director : Céline Martini Telephone :(687) 20 34 00 Fax : (687) 24 32 56 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Address : 6, route des artifices Baie de la Moselle BP L1 - 98 849 Nouméa Cedex
The government for the southern area of New Caledonia, the Southern Province, is involved in protecting its natural environment in various ways. The Environment Directorate, a branch dedicated to environmental governance, is in charge of “provincial missions in management, exploitation and conservation of natural resources,” which includes the protection of flora and fauna in land preserves and parks.
The IUCN is the world’s largest global environmental organization. The IUCN has many local officials in New Caledonia who are key to the “maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services.” Currently they are involved with various organizations in a pilot partnership that will target land degradation, climate change and desertification in New Caledonia.
As the governing power in the northern region of New Caledonia, the Northern Province has been focusing on incorporating sustainable development into its environmental policies. Some of these policies include improving living conditions for the inhabitants of the Northern Province while respecting environmental founding principles such as prevention, precaution, and participation. They are also a partner in Dry Forest Conservation Program.
The Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie, founded in 1965, contributes to improving knowledge about the birds of New Caledonia and is involved in the protection of both the birds and the habitats upon which they depend. The SCO works with local communities to expand their knowledge and teaches them sustainable management on the birds of New Caledonia. The SCO is involved in environmental impact assessments and acts as an environmental regulator where necessary.
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