PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - Feb 8 2019


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

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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American Samoa - American Samoa Steps Up To Build Climate Resilience

Organised In Partnership By The American Samoa Department Of Marine And Wildlife Resources (DMWR) And The Environment Protection Agency (EPA)…

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Fiji - Massive Resort Desecrates Fiji Island Jewel

A Tourism Expert Has Warned The Desecration On Malolo Island Could Become An International Example Of ‘What Not To Do’ In…

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Fiji - Govt Declares Makogai Island Plastic Free, Marine Protected Area

The Use Of Plastic Bags Has Been Banned On Makogai Island In Lomaiviti…In Addition To This, The Island Was Also…

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Fiji - Fiji Govt To Prosecute Rogue Resort Island Developer

In A Statement Yesterday Fiji’s Environment Minister, Mahendra Reddy, Said The Company’s Original Plans Had Been Rejected In…

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Palau - Research Highlight: New Tool To Forecast Fishing Activity In Palau’s Waters

This Study Is One Of The First Of Its Kind To Document The Near-Immediate Response Of Fishing Activity To…

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Samoa - Efforts To Eradicate The Menacing Rat Continues

…Although Rats Do Not Originate From Samoa, Studies Suggest That Migration Activities In The Past Introduced These Pests…

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Solomon Islands - Call For Waste Management Improvement

Permanent Secretary (PS) Of The Ministry Of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management And Meteorology Dr Melchior Mataki Says…

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Nagao Wetland Fund: Call For Applications (For Ramsar Convention PIC Parties Only)

The Nagao Wetland Fund (NWF) Is Open For Applications From Contracting Parties In The Asia And Oceania Regions…

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Australia - Calls For Inquiry Into Protected Queensland Wetlands Development Assessment

The Proposed Development By Walker Corporation, Which Has Been A Major Political Party Donor, Would Include More Than 3000…

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Australia - Australia’s Native Wildlife Struggles Against Invasive Species

The Outlook May Seem Bleak, But There Is A Glimmer Of Hope As Cutting Edge Technologies Seek To Assist In…

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New Zealand - Ngati Kuri, Auckland Museum Host Marine Conservation Forum

Thanks To A Funding Grant From The New Zealand National Commission For UNESCO, Ngati Kuri And Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Will…

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Putting People First In Ocean Talks

Pacific Officials Preparing For A Major International Meeting On The International Treaty On The High Seas Must Remember That…

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To Keep The Planet Flourishing, 30% Of Earth Needs Protection By 2030

Conservationists Say These High Levels Of Protection Are Necessary To Safeguard Benefits That Humans Derive From Nature—Such As…

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Ramped Up Efforts Needed To Protect The World’s Inland Waters

At Least 15% Of The World’s Inland Surface Water Areas Are Covered By Protected Areas, According To A New Study…

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What’s In A Name? The Role Of Defining ‘Wilderness’ In Conservation

In A Recent Opinion Piece Published In The Journal Nature, Several Ecologists Question Recent Efforts To Delineate Areas Of…

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When Is A Marine Protected Area Not A Marine Protected Area?

If MPAs Are To Live Up To Their Name, They Need To Be The Right Size And In The Right Place To Protect Marine Biodiversity…

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Species Recovery Grant Opportunity - National Geographic Society (NGS), IUCN SSC And Fondation Segré

The National Geographic Society (NGS), In Partnership With The IUCN SSC And Fondation Segré, Have Put Out A Request For Proposals…

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Call For Nominations: Equator Prize 2019

The UNDP-Led Equator Initiative Announces Its Global Call For Nominations For The Equator Prize 2019. This Worldwide Outreach Effort Aims To…

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Greenpeace Australia-Pacific Vacancy - Head Of Pacific Network

The Head Of Pacific Network Is Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s (GPAP) Key Campaigner In The Pacific Islands Region, Responsible For…

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Australian Awards (Fully Funded) Scholarships For Developing Countries

The Fully Funded Scholarship Provide Opportunities For Students From Developing Countries, Particularly Those Countries Located In The Indo…

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EDI 2019 Summer Fellowship Program

The Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) Has Ten Fellowships Available In Its Ecological Data Management Training Program For Summer 2019. The…

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Drones Drop Poison Bombs To Fight One Island’s Rat Invasion

The Sad Reality Is That Few Islands Are Safe From Human-Introduced Invasive Species. Even A Seemingly Remote Island That…

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Best wishes,

Vai