PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - April 12 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week, under the following categories:

Job Vacancies

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Training and Funding

Job Vacancies

Request For Tenders: GIS Specialist Consultant – Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP)

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced GIS/Spatial Experts/Practitioners Who Can Offer Their Services To SPREP To…

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USP - Environmental Project Manager (Fiji-Based)

The Environmental Project Manager At The Institute Of Applied Sciences (IAS) Will Coordinate Consultancy And Project Works, Mainly In Natural…

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Country-Specific news

Federated States of Micronesia - Strategic Environmental Assessment [SEA] Analysis Workshop For FSM

The FSM Ridge To Reef Project, Led By The Pohnpei State Environmental Protection Agency (Pohnpei EPA), Commenced Its Strategic Environmental…

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Fiji - Video Preview: Newsroom’s Fiji Investigation

Newsroom’s Investigations Editor Melanie Reid Has Been Pursuing The Environmental Desecration Of A Fijian Island By A Chinese Developer,…

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Fiji - Crown Prince Haakon Begins Visit To Fiji

Crown Prince Haakon Of Norway Is Continuing His Visit To The Pacific Region. On Monday, He Arrived In Fiji And Was Received In…

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New Zealand - Northland’s Motukawanui Island One Of Top Global Conservation Hopes For Threatened Species

A Northland Island Has Been Named Among 107 Islands Globally That Offer The Best Chance To Save Some Of The World’s Most…

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Palau - How Do You Surveil One Of The Largest Marine Protected Areas On Earth?

Scientists Are Developing A Prediction System That Uses Historical Records Of Fishing Activity And Satellite Observations Of Oceanographic Conditions…

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Samoa - Samoa Planning Waste Tax On Recyclables

Samoa Is Planning To Bring In A Waste Tax On Imported Plastic Bottles, Packaging, Tyres And Cans As Well As Offering Refunds For Returned Recyclable…

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Samoa - Crown Prince Haakon Arrives In Samoa

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Arrived Yesterday At His Last Destination On His Pacific Tour. The Crown Prince Arrived In Samoa Where He Was…

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Regional

Pacific Islands Discuss Open Data For Environment Information

Environment Colleagues From Papua New Guinea And Samoa Participated In A South-South Knowledge Exchange On Managing…

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Pacific Voices On Ocean Conservation Amplified In New Zealand

The Ocean’s Ill Health Brought People From Around The Pacific Together Recently To Share Their Ideas On Ways To Address It…

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BIOPAMA Launches Second Call For Experts To Join The Pacific Regional Action Component Advisory Committee

IUCN Oceania Has Launched A Second Call For Experts To Serve On The Pacific Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) For The Biodiversity And Protected Areas…

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Pacific Calls For Inclusive Improved Global Management Of The High Seas

UN Treaty Negotiations On The Conservation And Sustainable Use Of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) Have Emphasised…

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Mixed News

A Natural Solution To The Climate Disaster

Climate And Ecological Crises Can Be Tackled By Restoring Forests And Other Valuable Ecosystems…

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60th Birthday Of The World Database On Protected Areas!

The World Database On Protected Areas (WDPA) Is The Most Comprehensive Global Database Of Protected Areas…To Celebrate The 60th Year…

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Scientists Urge UN To Create Protected Zone Across Third Of Planet’s Oceans

Scientists Have Laid Out A Strategy To Protect Nearly A Third Of The World’s Oceans By Creating A Massive Network Of…

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Society Of Wetland Scientists - Webinars For Wetland Scientists And Practitioners

Participate In Outstanding Educational Opportunities Without Leaving Your Desk! SWS Is Pleased To Provide Its Monthly Webinar Series That Addresses A…

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Peter Dykstra: The Potential Of Ocean Protection

Under Assault From Climate Change, Acidification, And A Plastics Barrage, The Oceans Get A Boost From The Marine…

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Tools and Research

Enabling Effective And Equitable Marine Protected Areas - Guidance On Combining Governance Approaches

The Guide Shows How Integrated Governance Can Combine The Roles Of National Governments, Local Communities, And Market Schemes To Enhance The…

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To Stop Extinction, Start With These 169 Islands

New Research Shows That Culling Invasive, Non-Native Animals On Just 169 Islands Around The World Over Roughly The Next Decade Could…

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Global Ecological, Social And Economic Impacts Of Marine Plastic

This Research Takes A Holistic Approach To Considering The Consequences Of Marine Plastic Pollution. A Semi-Systematic Literature Review Of…

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Protected Areas Good For Health, Wealth: Study

Decades Of Research Prove That Protected Areas — Locations Set Aside To Conserve Nature And Protect It From Mining, Overfishing And…

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Training and Funding

University Of Malta - Master Of Arts (Research On Islands And Small States)

The Programme Is Designed So As To Enhance The Knowledge Of The Students On Islands And Small States Matters. The Course Is…

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Three Places Remaining: Professional Certificate In Disaster Risk Reduction

Only Three Places Remain On Our Professional Certificate In Disaster Risk Reduction, Taking Place In London On 17th - 21st June 2019. Please…

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Best wishes,

Vai