PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - July 19 2019

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

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Funding and Training

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Country-Specific news

** Australia - Traditional Owners Partnership Delivers
New Way Forward For Cape York’s National Parks**

Traditional Owners Are Working In Partnership With The
Queensland Government To Ensure The Environmental, Cultural And Heritage Protection Of The…

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** Australia - When Modern Science And Ancient Wisdom
Collide**

Meet The Indigenous Rangers Teaching Scientists A Thing
Or Two In Central WA…The Birriliburu Rangers Have Been Managing The Area Since 2013,…

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** Kiribati - Former President Of Kiribati Tells SF To
Step Up Fight As Climate Change Threatens To Swallow His Island Country**

Nestled In The Middle Of The Pacific Ocean Is Kiribati
— A Country Destined To Be Doomed, And Eventually Erased, By Climate Change…

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Marshall Islands - Call For US To Do More To Address Nuclear Legacy In Marshall Islands

There Is A Call For The United States To Do More To Help The Marshall Islands, Where It Conducted Nuclear Weapons Tests More Than 60
Years Ago. …

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** Solomon Islands - Barana Nature And Heritage Park –
A Conservation Milestone For Solomon Islands**

Launched On 27 June, The Barana Nature And Heritage Park
Is A Milestone For Community-Based Conservation In Solomon Islands…

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** Solomon Islands - PARADISE LOST - How China Can Help
The Solomon Islands Protect Its Forests**

The Fate Of These Islands, And The Ensuing Disastrous
Impact On Our Global Environment, Lies In The Hands Of China. Virtually All Of The Solomon…

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Tonga - Tourism Disturbing Whale Behaviour In Tonga’s Vava’u

New Research From Northern Tonga Is Showing That Tourism Is Disturbing The Natural Behaviour Of Humpback Whales. Humpbacks Winter-Over
In Vava’u…

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Regional

Call For Moratorium On Ocean Floor Mining

The Deep Sea Mining Campaign, With Other Environmental NGOs, Is Asking Why The World Seems Hellbent On Mining The Ocean Floor…The Waters
Around…

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Mixed News

Can Spatial Protections In The Ocean Help Large Migratory Species?

Among The Many Threats To Ocean Health Is The Sharp Decline Of Large Pelagic Fish: Species Such As Sharks, Swordfishes, Marlins, And
Tuna That Roam…

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Artificial Intelligence Makes Fishing More Sustainable By Tracking Illegal Activity

The World’s Fish Stocks Are In Decline And Our Increasing Demand For Seafood May Be One Of The Main Drivers. But The True Extent Of The
Problem Is…

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Seabed Authority Slammed Over Links To Mining Companies

The International Seabed Authority, The UN Affiliated Body Set-Up To Organise, Regulate And Control All Mineral-Related Activities In
International…

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Tools and Research

Thousands Of Sharks And Rays Are Likely Entangled In Plastic Polluting Earth’s Oceans

New Research Finds That Thousands Of Sharks And Rays Could Be Entangled In The Plastic Polluting Earth’s Oceans. Scientists At The UK’s
University Of…

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CSUN Prof Helps Develop Framework For Measuring Effectiveness Of Marine Protected Areas

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Are An Increasingly Common Way Of Protecting Marine Ecosystems By Prohibiting Fishing In Specific Locations…

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Funding and Training

PhD Scholarships Available For Pacific Island Citizens, Applications Close 26 July!

A Partnership Between The Secretariat Of The Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) And The University Of Newcastle (UON) Australia, Has Led…

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BIOPAMA - Call For Medium Sized Grants Launched!

The BIOPAMA Action Component Provides Funding Opportunities To Address Protected And Conserved Areas, Sustainable Use Of Biodiversity, Natural…

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** Request For Proposals (RFP) - Biodiversity Exploration
And Discovery**

…This RFP Will Support Inventories, Surveys, And Research
Expeditions In Regions Of The World Where Species Discoveries Are More Likely To Occur…

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Job Vacancies and Tenders

Request For Tenders: Marine Assessment, Coral Restoration And Monitoring In Tokelau And Kiribati

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Contractors/Consultants/Scientists To Establish Coral Gardening…

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Request For Tenders: Consultant To Provide Finance And Administration Assistance To The PEBACC Project In Vanuatu

SPREP Is Seeking To Recruit A Finance And Administration Assistant For The Pacific Ecosystem-Base Adaptation To Climate Change (PEBACC)…

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Request For Tenders: Consultant To Provide Communications Support To The PEBACC Project In Fiji (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

SPREP Is Seeking To Recruit A Communications Support Specialist To Work On A Part-Time Consultancy Basis For…

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Request For Tenders: Establishment Of MPA/LMMA And Mangrove/Seagrass Restoration To Address Ocean Acidification In Kiribati

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Contractors/Consultants/Scientists To Carry out Adaptation…

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BIEM Project, Finance And Administration Officer

SPREP Is Seeking Applications From Interested And Suitably Qualified Persons For The Following Vacancy…

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PacWaste Plus Regional Project Officer, Republic Of Marshall Islands

SPREP Is Seeking Applications From Interested And Suitably Qualified Persons For The Following Vacancy…

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Best wishes,

Vai