PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - Dec 14 2018


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

Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea Conservation And Environmental Protection Authority Hosts Improved Environmental Data Portal

Information Stored In The National Portal Is Used To Facilitate Data Management And Enhance PNG’s Reporting Capacity To…

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Vanuatu - Sinking Islands Seek Stronger Climate Action As U.S. Looms

Earth’s Smallest Countries Issued A List Of Demands Today As U.N. Climate Talks Move Into The Final Stage…

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Pacific Nations Resist US Push To Lift Tuna Quota

Pacific Island Nations Have Vowed To Oppose US Efforts To Increase Its Catch Limit In The World’s Largest Tuna Fishery, Saying…

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Reference Information System 2.0 Release Day: 14th December 2018

On The 14th Of December 2018, The Joint Research Centre Will Launch The Version 2.0 Of The Reference Information System For BIOPAMA, Aimed At…

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World Ocean Summit 2019

The Sixth World Ocean Summit Will Strive To Build Greater Collaboration Across Regions And Connect The World To New Ideas And…

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University Of Eastern Finland - Master’s Degree Programme In Environmental Policy And Law

The University Of Eastern Finland (UEF) Is Now Accepting Applications For The University Of Eastern Finland’s Two-Year Master’s Degree…

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Here’s How Shark Fishing Tournaments Harm Marine Conservation Efforts

Sharks Have Low Reproductive Rates, Making Them Especially Susceptible To Overfishing. Many Species Targeted By Shark Fishing Tournaments (…

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Do Non-Native Species Count As Biodiversity?

There Have Been Calls For Biodiversity And Ecosystem Assessments To Count Non-Native Species As Well As Their Native Counterparts…

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Guatemala: An Indigenous Community Rejects, Then Accepts, A Protected Area

When The Guatemalan Government Designated The Río Sarstún Multiple Use Area In 2005, The Local People Said It Never Properly Contacted Or Consulted…

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PH, 5 Other Countries To Map Next Coral Triangle Action Plan

Six Countries Are Preparing To Map The Next Regional Plan Of Action (RPOA 2.0) To Undertake In Further Protecting The 6.0 Million-Square Kilometer…

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Increasing Access To Guidance And Supporting Knowledge Sharing Among The Biodiversity-Related Conventions To Enhance Potential Synergies

There Is A Wide Recognition Of The Need To Enhance Cooperation And Create Opportunities For Synergies In…

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Opinion - Environmental Impact Assessments Aren’t Protecting The Environment

Too Many EIAs Are Failing To Stop Environmental Calamities. Here’s What We Need To Do…

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