PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - Jan 25 2019

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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 Vacancy: WASTE MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL:…

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Palau, Samoa And Fiji Sign On To Protect Sharks And Rays

According To The Global Shark Conservation, The Three Island Nations Are Among 67 Governments Co-Sponsoring One Or More Proposals…

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Cook Islands - Explorer Interest In Seabed Minerals

Seabed Minerals Commissioner, Paul Lynch, Has Confirmed That There Are Industries Who Have Shown Their Interest To…

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Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands Province Bans Logging In Bid To Protect Environment

Provincial Governments In The Solomon Islands Lack The Power To Block Logging Outright, Leading Central Island Province To…

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French Polynesia - Pacific Blue Belt Project Concludes In French Polynesia

The Pacific Blue Belt Project Successfully Completed Its Final Activities In November 2018. These Activities Included Implementing Ten…

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Australia - Marine Sanctuaries Allow Rock Lobsters To Thrive

Parks Victoria Surveys Of Rock Lobsters In Victorian
Marine Protected Areas Have Revealed Populations Are Thriving…

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A Diver’s Extremely Close Visit With A Giant Great White Shark Went Viral. Marine Biologists Say Don’t Copy Her.

Several Photos And Videos Of Ramsey Swimming With, And Even Occasionally Touching, The Giant Shark Have Since Gone Viral…

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Pay More Attention To Protected Areas

Pulau Kukup, The World’s Second Largest Uninhabited Mangrove Island, Located Off The Coast Of Pontian, Has Been A National Park Since…

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Global Tensions Holding Back Climate Change Fight, Says WEF

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Annual Global Risks Report Found That A Year Of Extreme Weather-Related Events Meant…

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Inland Surface Waters In Protected Areas Globally: Current Coverage And 30-Year Trends

We Here Provide The First Assessment Of The Level Of Protection Of Inland Open Surface Waters And Their Trends…

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Webinar On The Global Wetland Outlook: State Of The World’s Wetlands On 4 February

Please Join Us For A Webinar On The Global Wetland Outlook: State Of The World’s Wetlands, Which Will Be Held Monday, 4 February 2019…

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Best wishes,

Vai