PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - July 5 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

** New Zealand - Predator-Free By 2050? High-Tech Hopes
For New Zealand’s Big Conservation Dream**

To Preserve New Zealand’s Remaining Native Biodiversity,
The Country Has Begun An Ambitious Nationwide Program To…

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Samoa’s ‘Greening’ The Pacific Games

Samoa Is Investing Heavily To Avoid The Use Of Single-Use
Plastics At The Pacific Games Which Starts…

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Regional

New Plan For Pacific Coastal Fishery Management

A Group Set Up By Pacific Countries To Improve The Management
Of Their Coastal Fisheries Is Being Disbanded After…

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Giving The Next Generation A Greener Future

It’s A Plea For The Next Generation. The Future Of The
Pacific, Or What Organizers Of The 30th Pacific Islands Environment Conference Call…

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Forum Focus On Green Towns

The Pacific Islands Development Forum Has Said It Will
Promote Towns In The Region Becoming Environmentally-Friendly…

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Pacific Islands Face Hardships As Tuna Follow Warming Waters

Human Nature Spoke With Johann Bell, Senior Director Of Pacific Tuna Fisheries At Conservation International, About His Latest Research…

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** First Ever Fisheries Policy Dialogue Between The EU
And Pacific**

For The First Time In The Pacific Region, A Policy Dialogue
Between The Seventeen (17) Forum Fishery Agency (FFA) Members And The…

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Oceans Apart? UK & Pacific Partnerships & Shared Values

Ladies And Gentlemen, The UK And The Pacific Sit On Opposite Sides Of The Globe – We Are Quite Literally Oceans Apart. At First Glance…

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Mixed News

This Is How China Can Be A Friend To Ocean Conservation

The Marine Industrial Economy Has Been Valued At $1.5 Trillion And Is Predicted To Grow At Double The Rate Of The Rest Of The Global…

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Japan Begins Commercial Whaling After 30-Year Ban, Receives Backlash From Environmental Groups

Japan Began Commercial Whaling Monday Following A 30-Year Ban, After The Country Announced It Would Pull Out Of The International…

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Japan Resumes Commercial Whale Hunting

For Years, Japan Exploited A Loophole In International Rules To Continue Hunting Whales Despite Being A Member Of The International Whaling…

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** Ocean Cleanup Tackles Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
Take Two**

The Ocean Cleanup Project Has Been Redesigned And Relaunched,
As It Makes Its Second Attempt To Clean Up A Giant Pile Of…

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Two Expeditions Aim To Focus On Ocean Conservation

Two Expeditions Sailed From Pearl Harbor Today With A
Mission Focused On Ocean Conservation. The National Oceanic Atmospheric…

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Tools and Research

** National Parks: Serving Humanity’s Well-Being As Much
As Nature’s**

A New Study Finds That Living Near A Protected Area In
The Developing World Decreases Poverty And Increases Childhood Health. Parks With Tourism Or…

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** Biological Effects 26 Years After Simulated Deep-Sea
Mining**

Although The Potential Effects Of Mining Have Been Investigated
For Decades The Ecology Of These Remote Areas Is Still Poorly Understood…

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Most Protected Areas Lack Proper Policing

On Paper, Nations Are Protecting Their Wilderness Areas.
In Practice, Most Protected Areas Lack Effective Policing. Nature Is Not Safe…

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How To Protect Corals Facing Climate Change

The Best Way To Protect Corals Threatened By Climate Change Is To Conserve A Wide Range Of Their Habitats, According To A Study In Nature…

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How Bleached Coral Reefs Permanently Change Local Fish Communities

A New Study Found That Bleached Reefs Had Fewer Predators Such As Snappers And Groupers And More Plant-Eating Fish…

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** Heat To Smash Records Every Year Across Vast Swathes
Of Earth**

Using 22 Climate Models, Scott Power And François Delage
At The Australian Bureau Of Meteorology In Melbourne Analysed The Rate At Which…

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Stabilizing Food Production Through Crop Diversity

With Increasing Demand For Food By The Planet’s Growing
Human Population, And Climate Change Threatening The Stability Of Food Systems Around The…

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Funding and Training

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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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 To The Call For Applications…

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Rhine-Waal University / Germany - SciComm Degree Programme // No Tuition Fees

We Explore The Interaction Between Science And Its Various Stakeholders In Politics, The Economy And Other Publics. At Germany’s Most
Internationally…

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Job Vacancies and Tenders

Request For Tenders: Communications Consultant (Inform Project) RE-ADVERTISEMENT

SPREP Is Seeking To Recruit A Communications Specialist On A Consultancy Contractual Basis, To Work On…

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National Invasive Species Coordinator - Republic Of The Marshall Islands

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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PacWaste Plus Regional Project Officer, Fiji

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

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PacWaste Plus Regional Project Officer, Vanuatu

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

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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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Best wishes,

Vai