PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - June 14 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

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Country-Specific news

Australia - More Than $90 Million For Wildlife And Environmental Protection

Queensland’s Wildlife And The Environment Are Winners In This Year’s State Budget, With More Than $90 Million Allocated To…

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Japan - Commercial Whaling Returns To Japan

After A Controversial Withdrawal From The International Whaling Commission Last Year, Japan Is Unfortunately Poised To Resume…

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New Zealand - Kermadec Sanctuary Lost At Sea

World Oceans Day Today Highlights The Government’s Failure To Make Any Progress On The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary In The Past 18 Months…

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New Zealand - Letters Reveal Fishing Companies’ Anti-Conservation Lobbying Tactics

Official Documents Show Fishing Companies, Including Talleys, Threatened Legal Action Against The Government Over Proposed…

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Palau - Palau Still Figuring Out Fishing Balance - Minister

Palau’s Fisheries Minister Says The Country Is Still Figuring Out The Balance Of Fishing In Its Waters…

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Papua New Guinea - Bumpy Ride For Conservation In PNG As Lack Of Roads Hinders Activities

Much Of Papua New Guinea Remains Inaccessible By Road And The Existing Roads Are Often In Poor Condition…

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Papua New Guinea - Healthy Reefs, Healthy People: Community-Based Marine Conservation In Papua New Guinea (Commentary)

Marine Resources Play A Vital Role In Food Security For Coastal Communities Across Papua New Guinea, Which, After Australia, Is…

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Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands Wild Getaway: South Pacific’s Largest Uninhabited Island Is Jewel Of Conservation And Adventure

Tetepare Island Is A Rugged Place In The Western Solomon Islands That’s Cloaked In Rainforest And Fringed With Biodiverse Reefs…

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Regional

Traditional Pacific Conservation Could Boost Commercial Fishing

Traditional Marine Conservation Practices In The Pacific Could Be Key To More Successful Commercial Practices…

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New Caledonia - Dismay In New Caledonia Over Shark Cull

The Authorities In New Caledonia Have Begun Culling Protected Sharks In A Central Noumea Bay After A Boy Lost…

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’Barren Underworld’ - Coral Bleaching And The Perilous Forecast For Pacific Reefs

The Reefs That Ring The French Polynesian Islands Of Mo’orea And Tahiti Are In The Grip Of A Massive Coral…

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Hawai‘i’s Reefs Provide $836 Million Worth Of Coastal Flood Protection

In Hawai‘i, Reefs Provide More Than $836 Million In Flood Protection Benefits To People, Property And…

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Mixed News

Our Oceans: The Ultimate Sump

The Oceans Are Among Our Biggest Resource And Also Our Biggest Dumping Grounds. Because They Are So Vast And Deep, Many Of…

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Swimmer To Set Out On 555km Marathon Through 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Lecomte, From France, Will Set Off From Hawaii On Thursday, Local Time, To Swim 555 Kilometres Through…

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The White Shark Cafe

This Isolated, Sub-Tropical Region In The Pacific Ocean Between California And Hawaii Is Quite Literally A Cool Water…

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World Oceans Day – How The Commonwealth Blue Charter Is A Beacon Of Hope For The Future Of Ocean Governance

To Mark World Oceans Day On 8 June, Commonwealth Head Of Oceans And Natural Resources Dr Nicholas Hardman-Mountford Shares…

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Marine Reserves Work As They Protect The Oldest And Largest Animals

One Of The Foremost Strategies For The Recovery Of Marine Ecosystems That Has Proven Successful In Other Countries Is…

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INSIGHT: Marine Litter Problem Is Solvable With A Little Help

Roughly 8 Million Metric Tons Of Plastic Waste Enters Our Oceans Each Year. Better Management Of Waste On Land, New…

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Tools and Research

Fisheries Outcomes Maximized Through Traditional Practice

A New Study Led By A University Of Rhode Island Doctoral Student And Published In The Journal Of Applied Ecology Has Found A Possible…

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Ecological Connectivity Between The High Seas And Coastal Waters: Why Coastal Communities Need To Care About What Happens On The High Seas

This Research Found That Coastal Regions Of Some Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) Are Connected To Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)…

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To Map A Coral Reef, Peel Back The Seawater

This Scientist Couple Created An Airborne Observatory To Map Tropical Forests. Now They’re Using It To Identify…

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Job Vacancies and Tenders

Request For Tenders: GIS Specialist Consultant - Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP) READVERTISED

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced GIS/Spatial Experts/Practitioners Of Firms, Who Can…

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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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Systems Developer & Analyst

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

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Environmental Planning Adviser

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

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Environmental Monitoring And Governance Programme Assistant

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

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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