Maria-Goreti Muavesi

Senior Environmental Legal Officer, Oceania Regional Office
, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Profile / Bio: 

Maria-Goreti Muavesi joined IUCN Oceania Regional Office (ORO) in 2013 where she oversees the implementation of ORO’s environmental law programme. She obtained her law degree from the University of the South Pacific in 2004 and was admitted to the Fiji High Court Bar in 2005. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia with a Master of Fisheries Policy.

Her research interest is in offshore fisheries, indigenous rights to natural resources, oceans and marine law and policy, ecological law, terrestrial and marine protected areas, climate change litigation, environment and social management safeguards and the role of environmental law associations in the protection and conservation of the environment. She is the Chair of the Pacific Network for Environmental Law (PaNEL) which is the Law Working Group of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) and is currently undergoing an 18-month Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative and Mentoring Programme. Her most important role is being mother to three children (one girl and two boys) under the age of six.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Plastic Pollution in Oceans: Regional Focus and Judicial Strategies 07 October 2019 Slides Capacity Development, Climate Change, Environment, Knowledge Management, Regional Cooperation and Integration