PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - July 26 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

** Palau - Palau Says It Has Achieved Seven Out Of Eight
MDGs**

Palau’s Government Says It Has Achieved Seven Out Of Eight
Millennium Development Goals During The Presentation Of Its Voluntary National Review…

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** Papua New Guinea - PNG Roadbuilding Spree Threatens
Environment, Communities And Economy**

A Huge Roadbuilding Scheme In Papua New Guinea Could Imperil
Some Of The Largest, Biologically Richest And Culturally Most Diverse Forests…

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** Vanuatu - Biodiversity Monitoring Toolkit For Community
Conservation Areas In Vanuatu**

Since May 2018, Live And Learn Vanuatu (LLV) Has Been
Working With Five Registered Community Conservation Areas In Vanuatu In Partnership With…

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** Solomon Islands - Studying The Biodiversity Of The
Solomon Islands**

Thanks To A National Science Foundation Grant, Which Funded
Our Trip, This Program Allowed Us To Visit An Amazing Part Of The World With Lots Of…

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Regional

Improving Conservation And Sustainable Management Of Coastal And Marine Biodiversity In The Pacific

Representatives From Five Pacific Island Countries Have Been In Nadi This Week To Begin The Development Of Regional And National Plans
To…

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Warming Seas May Imperil Pacific Reef Fish

A Pacific Environmentalist Says Temperature Rise Could
Leave Equatorial Pacific Countries Without Their Main Protein Source. Taholo Kami Is Calling…

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** Status Of Ocean Failing, But There Is Time To Save
It - SPC**

A Recent Assessment By The UN Concluded That The State
Of The Oceans Is Failing, With Changing Balances And Declining Biodiversity And…

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Pacific Signs Agreement To Help Save The World’s Ocean

The Pacific Community And The United Nations’ Oceans Body
Have Made A Formal Agreement Aimed At Saving The World’s Oceans…

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** If The Ocean Goes, So Do We: Pacific Preps For UN Ocean
Decade 2021**

The Stakes Are High For The Pacific, Where The Pulse Of
An Ailing Ocean Is Sounding A Warning For The Future Of Its 12 Million People. Whatever The…

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** South Pacific Islanders Threatened By Climate Change
And Overfishing**

Figures From The World Bank Show That Nearly One-Third
Of Global Fish Populations Are Overexploited. This Has Been Driven By The Rising…

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** As The Oceans Rise, The Pacific Refuses To Be Left
Behind**

To Give The Pacific A Fighting Chance Australia And NZ
Need To Take A Stand, Writes A Fijian Litigator…

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How Small Islands Can Harness The Ocean Economy

Small Island Developing States Are The Custodians Of…

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Pacific Ocean Finance Conference (POFC), 11-15 November 2019, Fiji

POFC 2019 Is Organised By The Pacific Ocean Finance Program, Implemented Through The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries…

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Mixed News

How Much Do You Know About Sharks?

Although Discovery Channel Showcases Its Shark Week Programming
For Only Seven Days Each Summer, Sharks—Along With Rays…

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CARICOM Urged To Ensure Protection Of The Oceans

Addressing The Third CARICOM Workshop On The Conservation
And Sustainable Use Of Marine Biological Diversity Of Areas Beyond…

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Komodo Island Shutting Its Doors To Tourism

The Indonesian Government Announced Today, Friday, July
19, 2019, That It Will Ban Tourism By Closing Komodo Island In 2020…

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** Company Guilty Of Rainforest Destruction And Rights
Abuses**

A Major Palm Oil Producer Korindo Has Been Found Guilty
Today (Wednesday) Of Rainforest Destruction And Human Rights Abuses In Papua By The Forest…

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Over 10,000 Protected Areas Established In China

More Than 10,000 Protected Areas Of Different Types And
Various Functions Have Been Set Up In China, Accounting For 18 Percent Of The Country’s Total…

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Tools and Research

Tuna Are Spawning In Marine Protected Areas

Now Researchers At MIT And The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Have Found Evidence That Tuna Are Spawning In The Phoenix Islands
Protected Area…

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Call For Abstracts: Preparedness For Climate/Ocean Extremes Through Societal Participation

The Ocean Sciences Meeting Will Be Held In San Diego, California From 16-21 February 2020, And Is Currently Calling For Abstracts For
Its Session On…

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The Argument For Protecting Wild Foods

“Wild Foods,” Or Wild Edible Species, Provide Important
Nutrients For Millions Of People Worldwide, But They Were Left Out Of A Recent Report On…

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Funding and Training