PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - Jan 11 2019


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Happy new year to you all! 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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Samoa - The Dangers Of The Invasive Little Fire Ant To Samoa

With The Threat Of The Invasive Little Fire Ant (LFA) Now At Samoa’s Doorstep…Samoa’s Biosecurity Team Is On High Alert…

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United States - How Much Do You Know About The United States Pacific Remote Islands?

The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Celebrated Its 10-Year Anniversary On Jan. 6, 2019…

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Scarcity And Price Can Undermine Wildlife Conservation

Society Needs To Remember That While Having Something Rare Is Intriguing, Extinction Is Forever…

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Fiji - Perspective: Local Communities And Tourism Operators Partner To Establish Fiji’s Largest Marine Conservation Park

The Vatu-I-Ra Seascape In Fiji, Including And Surrounding Vatu-I-Ra Island, Lies Between Fiji’s Two Main Islands Of…

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Related news from the Caribbean - Scientists Work To Build Climate Change Resilience In Caribbean Coral Reef

Marine And Climate Scientists From Columbia’s Earth Institute And World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Are Exploring Ways To Protect This Valuable Caribbean…

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Progress Toward Equitably Managed Protected Areas In Aichi Target 11: A Global Survey

Our Results Show That More Than Half Of The Respondents Indicated That There Are Still Significant Challenges To Be Addressed In Achieving Equitably…

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The CoalitionWILD Global Mentorship Programme - APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 GLOBAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME ARE NOW OPEN.

The Global Mentorship Programme Offers Young Professionals Access To The Guidance, Advice, And Support They Are Searching…

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Solving The Plastic Packaging Problem

Plastic Packaging Is One Of The Worst Environmental Crises Our Planet Faces Today. Many Forms Of Plastic Packaging Are Single-Use And Difficult To…

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Could Machine Learning Be The Key To Better Plant Conservation?

A Multi-Institutional Research Team Used The Power Of Open-Access Databases To Predict The Conservation Status Of…

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Okay Google, Let’s Map Some Mud

Between 1984 And 2016, About 16 Percent Of The World’s Mudflats Disappeared, According To A New…

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Loss Of Forest Intactness Elevates Global Extinction Risk In Birds

Only Around A Third Of The Worlds Remaining Forest Cover Survives In The Form Of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL), And That Proportion Is Declining…

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New Paper Considers Protection For Damage Caused By Deep-Sea Mining

A New Commonwealth Paper Examines Who Should Be Held Responsible If Deep-Sea Mining In International Waters Causes…

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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