Welcome message from Mr David Sheppard, Director General of the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Talofa and Ni Sa Bula Vinaka!
On behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme and our partner organisations of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation, it is my pleasure to invite you to the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas which will take place in Suva, Fiji from 2-6 December 2013.
The nature conservation conference, a significant event for biodiversity conservation in the Pacific region, has taken place every 4-5 years since 1975 and is the region's premier event for biodiversity. The conference is open to all and is attended by government representatives, NGOs, development partners, international organizations and Pacific Island communities. The theme of this year's conference is Natural Solutions – Building Resilience for a Changing Pacific.
Come join us in celebrating our successes and be part of planning the solutions to the challenges that face the Pacific region in managing and conserving our natural resources.