PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - Dec 21 2018


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

SPREP Job Vacancies

SPREP Is Currently Seeking Interest From Suitable Qualified Individuals For The Following Vacancies…

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Global Agreement On ‘Conserved Areas’ Marks New Era Of Conservation (Commentary)

The ‘Protected And Conserved Areas’ Paradigm Offers The Global Community An Important Means Through Which To Respect Human Rights And Appropriately…

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Governance Assessment For Protected And Conserved Areas (GAPA)

GAPA Is A Relatively Simple, Rapid And Low-Cost Governance Assessment Methodology For Use By PA/CA Stakeholders…

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Social Assessment For Protected And Conserved Areas (SAPA)

SAPA Is A Relatively Simple And Low-Cost Methodology For Assessing The Positive And Negative Impacts Of…

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KBAs And Ecosystem Profiles: A Primer

…Wildlife Populations Have Declined More Than 50 Percent In Less Than 50 Years. Conservationists Are Working Against A Ticking Clock, And Deciding…

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Urgent Ocean Action Into Much Needed Ambitious Climate Plan

Our Region Also Has A Total Of 346 Marine Protected Areas. We As Leaders Of The Region Have Committed To Fast Track The Development Of…

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Humans Need Sharks

According To The Secretariat Of The Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP) Shark’s And Rays Conservation Officer, Juney Ward, The Media Can…

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Researchers 3D Print Soft Grippers To Safely Sample Sea Life

Researchers From Harvard John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences (SEAS) Created A Soft And Flexible Sampling Device Using…

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Marks Of The Anthropocene: 7 Signs We Have Made Our Own Epoch

There Is Now Overwhelming Evidence That Our Impact On Earth Constitutes Its Own Distinct Geological…

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When Humans Are Wiped From Earth, The Chicken Bones Will Remain

Geologists Have Proposed That The Age Of Humans Constitutes A New Epoch In Earth’s History, Known As The Anthropocene. The Explosion In Chicken Farming And…

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Creator Of Floating Garbage Collector Struggling To Capture Plastic In Pacific

The Garbage Catcher Has Been Floating In The Pacific Since Its Highly Anticipated Launch Out Of San Francisco In September, But It Has Yet To…

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Massive Boom In Pacific Ocean Not Corralling Plastic Trash

A Trash Collection Device Deployed Three Months Ago To Corral Plastic Litter Floating Between California And Hawaii Is Not…

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Exclusive Interview With American Novelist Jonathan Franzen

Island Conservation Talks With Jonathan Franzen About Writing, Birding, And Effective Conservation.

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This is the last PIPAP news summary for 2018! – therefore, may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your interest and support during the year. Best wishes to you and your families for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Merry Christmas and we’ll catch up again in early 2019!

Vai