PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - August 9 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

Cook Islands - A Whale Of A Tale

Amid Concerns About Tourist Boats Getting Too Close And Scaring Whales, Tough Questions Are Being Asked About How The Magnificent Marine
Mammals Are…

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Cook Islands - Champion Of The Blue Sea

A Vision Of Remoted-Operated Sail Drones Mapping The Cook Islands Is Just One Of The Challenges Ahead Of…

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Cook Islands - Quarter Of A Million Non-Green Bottles, Sitting In The Landfill

As Many Readers Are Aware, Te Ipukarea Society, With The Support Of The Tourism Industry Council And Cook Islands Tourism Authority,
Has…

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** Federated States of Micronesia - Congratulations To The FSM’s Graduates Of James Cook University’s Ridge To Reef Sustainable Development
Post Graduate Program**

…Five Citizens Of The Federated States Of Micronesia (FSM) Graduated From Australia’s James Cook University’s (JCU) Ridge To Reef Sustainable…

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New Zealand - NZ Big Bird A Whopping 'Squawkzilla’

Australasian Palaeontologists Have Discovered The World’s Largest Parrot, Standing Up To 1m Tall With A Massive Beak Able To Crack Most
Food Sources…

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New Zealand - Whangārei District Council Needs To ‘Get Real’ After Native Forest Cut Down

Conservationists In Northland Say The Whangārei District Council Needs To Get Real About Climate Change After A Hectare Of Native Forest
Was Felled…

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Palau - Blue Bay And PCS Celebrate Partnership For Conservation

Blue Bay Petroleum Inc. Continues The Celebration Of Its Ten-Year Anniversary Of Operations In Palau By Supporting Conservation…

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Samoa - Fata Malolo Funefeai Receives Post Graduate Certificate

Fata Malolo Funefeai Is Among 30 Pacific Island Environmental Practitioners And Government Officials Who Received Post Graduate Certificates
In Ridge…

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Regional

2nd Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards 2020 - Call For Nominations Open

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The 2nd Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards (PIELA). The PIELA Commemorates The Outstanding…

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Pacific Climate Change Centre To Open In September

The Pacific Climate Change Centre To Be Based In Samoa, Will Open In September. The Centre Will Be The First Of Its Kind In The Region
And Will…

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OPOC To Strengthen Ocean Governance In The Region

The Office Of The Pacific Ocean Commissioner Under The Pacific Islands Forum Aims To Coordinate More Effective Responses From Regional
Governments…

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Indigenous Pacific Knowledge To Help Save The Ocean

Indigenous Pacific Knowledge Should Inform The Science To Save The World’s Oceans. That Was The Consensus Among Pacific Ocean Scientists
And Other…

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Access To Sufficient Safe Drinking Water ‘Very Low’ In The Pacific: PWWA Chairman

The Chairman Of The Pacific Water And Wastewater Association (PWWA), Raka Junior Taviri, Said Access To Sufficient Safe Drinking Water
Which Is…

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Mixed News