Voices of The Pacific | Polynesian Voyaging Society

Voices of the Pacific captures the power and significance of the Moana Pasifika Voyage Vaka Arrival Ceremony and the Pacific Ocean Summit, convened in conjunction with the opening of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i, on 1 September 2016.

Vaka Arrival Ceremony | Global Mana

A compilation from Global Mana showing highlights from the Moana Pasifika Vaka Arrival Ceremony on the Kahanamoku Beachfront, Waikiki, to mark the beginning of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress.

Inger Andersen Opening Remarks | Global Mana

IUCN Director General, Inger Andersen’s opening remarks at the Moana Pasifika Vaka Arrival Ceremony to mark the opening of the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress.

Vaka Arrival | Moana Pasifikia Voyage Vaka Arrival Ceremony

While the full vaka (traditional voyaging canoe) procession was called at the last minute due to an ensuing hurricane, a small vessel carrying a representative crew paddled to the beachfront to commence the Moana Pasifika welcoming of the Pacific Island leaders.

IUCN Congress Interview – IUCN Oceania Regional Director | Global Mana

Taholo Kami, Regional Director of IUCN’s Oceania Regional Office, discussing the unique challenges that climate changes poses for island nations in the Pacific region.

Pasific Ocean Summit Interviews – 1 | Global Mana

IUCN Volunteer Linden Felipes gives his insights on what has been achieved for the Pacific through the Pacific Ocean Summit.

Pasific Ocean Summit Interviews – 2 | Global Mana

Anarae Matakiviti, of IUCN’s Oceania Regional Office in Suva Fiji, discussing the Energy Programme’s work at the Pacific Ocean Summit.

Moana Pasifika Voyage

The Moana Pasifika Voyage brings the voice of our communities and the lessons from our traditions to help chart our course to carry us into a safer future.

What Is the Worldwide Voyage?

The Hawaiian name for this voyage, Mālama Honua, means “to care for our Earth.” Living on an island chain teaches us that our natural world is a gift with limits and that we must carefully steward this gift if we are to survive together.

Mua Voyage

The MUA voyage is a story of 4 boats from 4 different departure ports from the Pacific islands to one final destination to deliver a message about their concern on climate change!