PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - August 2 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week:

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Funding and Training

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Country-Specific news

** American Samoa - Nautilus Capturing Breathtaking Underwater
Images — Watch It Live!**

Building Upon Data Collected In 2017 By NOAA Ship Okeanos
Explorer, The Nautilus Expedition Marks The First…

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** New Caledonia - Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Starts In
New Caledonia**

A Gradual Restriction On The Use Of Plastics Starts In
New Caledonia Today. Per Capita New Caledonians Have Reportedly…

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** New Zealand - Security Increased To Protect Moa Sites
As Trading Loopholes Reviewed**

Security Has Been Beefed Up At Caves Where Moa Bones Are
At Risk Of Being Pillaged, As The Government Moves To…

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** Papua New Guinea - Logging, Mining Companies Lock Eyes
On A Biodiverse Island Like No Other**

A Unique Island Ecosystem And Culture Lying 270 Kilometres
(170 Miles) Off Papua New Guinea Is Once More In The Crosshairs…

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** Samoa - NZ Joins Samoa Campaign To Save Manumea National
Bird**

Samoa’s Campaign To Save Its National Bird, The Manumea,
Was Jointly Launched On The Weekend By…

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** Tuvalu - Tuvalu Bans Single Use Plastic From August
1**

A Single Use Plastic Ban And Importation Levy Comes Into
Force In Tuvalu From The Beginning Of August To Help Deal With…

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Regional

Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Begins

The Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Entails A Week Full Of Debates, Discussions And Decisions Which Will Be The Input Imposed On…

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Scientific Report On Oceans And Cryosphere Crucial For Pacific Islands

In September This Year, The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) Will Release A Special Report On The Ocean And The Cryosphere…

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Palau And Tonga Win Prestigious Energy Globe Award

The Pacific Community’s Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS), Funded By The European Union (EU)
Was The…

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Climate Change Will Cost Pacific Islands $60m In Lost Tuna Revenue

Climate Change Will Cost Pacific Island Countries And Territories About $60 Million In Lost Tuna-Related Revenue By…

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Healthy Oceans Vital To Prosperity Of Pacific Communities

The Intensifying Pressure On The Ocean Is A Challenge For Pacific Islanders, So It Is Vital That ‘Climate Issues’ Are Prioritised. Under
The…

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Pacific Islands Active For Climate And Ocean Action: Kami

The Pacific Islands’ Effort And Ambition For Climate And Ocean Action Was The Key Message Conveyed To The Secretary General (SG) Of…

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Indigenous Knowledge To Inform Science To Save Oceans

The Head Of The United Nations Body Responsible For Ocean Conservation Says Indigenous Pacific Knowledge Can Help…

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Henderson Island: The Pacific Paradise Groaning Under 18 Tonnes Of Plastic Waste

Rubbish Has Been Washing Up On Its Isolated Beaches In The Pitcairn Chain At A Rate Of Several…

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Mixed News