PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - Feb 15 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

BIOPAMA-related

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Training Opportunities

Job Vacancies

Request For Tenders: Systems Developer For The Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP)

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Systems Developers Who Can…

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Country-Specific news

Palau - Pacific Paradise In Peril: Tourism Resort Threatens Palau Shorebird Haven

Pristine Coastal Wetland Peleliu Lkes Has Been Treasured In Local Art And Culture For Centuries, And Acts As A Refuge For…

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Palau - Japanese To Fish In Palau Amid Ban

Despite A Fishing Ban From December 2020, Palau Will Allow Japanese Fishermen To Continue Catching Skipjack

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Tonga - Biodiversity Conservation On A Newly-Formed Island

The Island Of Hunga Tonga Appeared Four Years Ago Due To Volcanic Activity And Is Rich With Biodiversity Worth Protecting. Click On The Link Below To…

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New Zealand - Still Waiting — Long Road To Marine Protection Area

It Seems There Is Still Far To Travel On The Long Road To Marine Protection On The Southeast Coast Of New Zealand. Reporter Jono Edwards Takes A Look…

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Solomon Islands - Fears For Protected Area After Solomons Ship Grounding

Environmentalists Fear The Grounding Of A Ship Off Rennell Island In The Solomon Islands Could Bring More Damage To A Marine Protected Area. The…

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Tuvalu - Tuvalu Have Improved Access To Environmental Information

Tuvalu Will Have Improved Capacity In Environmental Data Management Under The Ministry Of Natural Resources, Energy And…

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Regional

New UN Treaty Poses Significant Challenge For Pacific Island States

Remarks Made By The Pacific Forum’s Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor At A Recent Conference On High Seas Biodiversity Are Perfectly Timed And Signal…

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Talks In Tonga On Future Of Seabed Mining In Pacific

A Number Of Countries - Including Papua New Guinea, Nauru And Cook Islands - Are Looking To Exploit Minerals On The Sea Floor, And Some Exploratory…

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BIOPAMA-related

BIOPAMA Launches A Call For Experts To Join The Pacific Regional Action Component Advisory Committee

IUCN Has Launched A Call For Experts To Serve On The Biodiversity And Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)…

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Mixed News

Healing And Hope: How Indigenous Guardians Are Transforming Conservation

Australia Has Reached Its International Conservation Commitments Through Indigenous Protected Areas, Creating 3,000 Jobs In The Process. Will Canada…

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Protecting Not-So-Wild Places Helps Biodiversity

Few Places On Our Planet Remain Untouched By Humans. The Growing Global Demand For Food, Fibre, Fuels, Shelter And Freshwater Is Driving…

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Chocolate Could Be Extinct By 2050, But Some Companies Think Genetic Engineering Could Save Their Supply

A Coalition Of 1,600 Farmers Recently Released A Line Of Chocolate Bars That Promote GMOs As A Way To…

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Tools and Research

Strengthening The Environmental Dimensions Of The Sustainable Development Goals In Asia And The Pacific - Tool Compendium

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), As Part Of Its Technical Assistance Project Supporting Implementation Of Environment-Related SDGs In Asia And The Pacific…

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Tracking Marine Migration Helps Conservation

A Team Of International Researchers And Ecologists Tracked The Data Of Endangered Species’ Movements To Provide…

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Should We Be Conserving And Managing Marine Ecosystems In 3D? The Latest Thinking On Vertical Zoning

…The Marine Environment (Temperature, Pressure, Salinity, Light, Nutrients, Oxygen, Currents, Physical Structures, Etc.)…

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Training Opportunities

Professional Certificate In Disaster Risk Reduction - 17th - 21st June 2019, London, UK

This Course Will Provide Those Involved In Disaster Risk Reduction With A Clear Understanding Of The Challenging…

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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