PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - April 20 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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SPREP Job Vacancies - Finance Officer - Projects

SPREP Is Seeking Application From Interested And Suitable Qualified Individuals For The Position Of Finance Officer - Projects…

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Country-Specific news

Australia - Climate Change Is Fuelling Wildfires Around The World. Can Indigenous Knowledge Help Us Manage Them?

Combining Traditional Knowledge With Modern Science And Technology Could Reduce Loss Of Property And Human Life From…

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Tonga - Tonga Gets $US10 Million Grant For Fisheries Management

The World Bank On Thursday Approved The Funds, Which Are Part Of A Sustainability Project Improving Compliance And…

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Regional

Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship Program

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) And The Office Of The Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC) - In Partnership With…

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Pacific Urged To Stop Japan‘s Nuclear Waste Plans

Environmentalists Want To Stop Japan‘s Plans To Discharge What They Say Is More Than A Million Tonnes Of Highly Contaminated Water Into The Pacific…

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Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum 2019, 2-6 September, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 2nd Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) 2019 Aims To Bring Together Policy-Makers, Businesses, Community Leaders And Researchers With The…

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Mixed News

Chart Of The Day: Why Marine Protected Sites Matter More Than Ever

Our Oceans Face Multiple Threats. Climate Change, Pollution, Acidification, Overfishing And Deep-Sea Mining All Pose An…

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World Heritage Site Managers Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan, 26 June - 4 July 2019

…The Host Country Of The World Heritage Committee [Azerbaijan] Will Continue The Commendable Initiative Of The “World Heritage Site Managers Forum”…

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World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, Baku Azerbaijan, 23 June To 2 July 2019

The Ministry Of Culture Of The Republic Of Azerbaijan Will Host The World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2019 Under The Theme Of ‘…

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Negotiations On Governance Of Marine Genetic Resources In The High Seas Move Forward

Delegates Were Unable To Bridge The Gaps On Issues Including: The Scope Of The Instrument; Whether Benefit-Sharing Would Be Carried On A Monetary Or…

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Electric Vehicles Drive Down Offshore Oil: 2019 Edition

Our Oceans Are At Risk From Oil Companies And Politicians Trying To Expand Offshore Drilling To Treasured Places Where Drilling Doesn’t Belong. Click…

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Tools and Research

Employing 3-D Coral Reef Remote Sensing To Predict Fish Biomass

Research Published This Week In Remote Sensing In Ecology And Conservation Employs A New Approach Of Combining Two-Dimensional And Three-…

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Social Media Data For Conservation Science: A Methodological Overview

Recently, Social Media Have Become An Increasingly Important Source Of Information On Human-Nature Interactions. However, The Use Of Advanced Methods…

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How Scientists Are Using Real-Time Data To Help Fishermen Avoid Bycatch

Using A Strategy Called Dynamic Ocean Management, Researchers Are Creating Tools To Forecast Where Fish Will Be—And Where Endangered Species Won’t Be…

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Time For A New Global Protected Area Target

The World Needs A New International Protected Area Target Based On Scientific Evidence, According To A Team Including University Of Queensland…

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Scientists Say World’s Protected Areas Need A Re-Boot

An International Study Published Today In The Journal Science Argues That The Current International Target For The Protected Area Estate,…

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Training and Funding

Adaptive Management For Conservation, September 23-27 2019.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, In Partnership With The Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration (PALRC), Offers A…

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Valorisation Of Protected Areas Resources

The Valorisation Of Protected Areas Resources MOOC Highlights The Sustainable Use Or Valorisation Of Natural Resources In…

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A kind reminder - if you have any relevant news items or announcements you would like to share widely, please feel free to send them through.

Best wishes,

Vai