PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - June 7 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

Cook Islands - Ra’ui Lifts For Fishing Contest On Mangaia

The Island Of Mangaia Was Blessed With A Warm And Sunny Day For The Start Of Its First Official Fishing Competition…

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Cook Islands - Urgent Call To Stop Tourists Disturbing Turtles

Rarotonga Is “Lost” As A Turtle Nesting Site – But The Battle Is On To Save Their Habitats In Other Islands…

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Fiji - Fijian Family Takes On Europe Over Climate Crisis

A Fijian Family May Yet Have Their Day In A European Court In What’s Being Seen As A Landmark Case In The Fight Against Climate Change. Click On The…

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New Zealand - Explainer: Marine Guardians And The 50-Year-Old Marine Reserves Act

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Has Met With A Group Of Teenagers Calling For Marine Guardians In The Marlborough Sounds, Who Could…

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New Zealand - Traditional Māori Medicine Could Be A Cure For Kauri Dieback

A Northland Woman Says A Recent Experiment She Conducted To Treat Kauri Dieback Has Had Remarkable Results. Lynn Butterworth, A Student Of Māori…

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Papua New Guinea - Initiative Launched To Plant 1 Million Trees In Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea’s Capital Has Launched An Initiative To Plant A Million Trees Each Year. To Mark World Environment Day On Wednesday, The Port…

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Regional

SPREP-Tok Issue 53, April 2019

This Is The 53rd Issue Of The SPREP-Tok Newsletter, Covering The Month Of April 2019…

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Growing The Oceans Toolkit For Pacific Media To Mark World Oceans Day!

On 8 June This Year, World Oceans Day, Five New Factsheets Are Launched As Part Of The Oceans Toolkit For Pacific Media Which Was…

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Within Sight: An End To Illegal Fishing In The Pacific By 2020

Illegal Fishing Is A Security Threat, Ecological Emergency And Human Rights Crisis, But It Can Be Stopped By 2020…

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Regional Conference To Tackle Zero-Waste Strategy

About 42,000 Tons Of Recyclables Are Collected Every Year On Guam Alone, And China’s New Policy Against Taking Other Countries’ Rubbish…

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Mixed News

How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries And Ocean Ecosystems

The 123 Million People Who Live Near The U.S. Coasts And The 3 Million Americans Who Depend On The Ocean For Their Livelihood Are Front-Row Witnesses…

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Can Blue Finance Save The Oceans?

There Is Increasing Scientific Conviction That Blue Carbon Is One Of The Cheapest Options For Carbon Capture. And That Capturing Carbon In Coastal…

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A Remote Pacific Island Is Covered In Plastic; Scientists Are Determined To Clean It Up

No-One Has Lived On Henderson Island Since The 15th Century, But It Has The Highest Density Of Plastic Debris Recorded Anywhere In The World. Every…

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San Diego Zoo Conservationists Receive Award For Hawaiian Bird Conservation Efforts

The San Diego Zoo Announced Wednesday That A Group Of Its Conservationists Received An Award From The U.S. Fish And…

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Bermuda Commits To Protect 20% Of Its Waters In New Marine Protected Areas.

The Government Of Bermuda Commits To Protect At Least 20% Of Their Total EEZ In Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) While Vowing To…

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How Protecting Sharks Helped Countries Reap Benefits

The Pew Charitable Trusts Caught Up With A.A. Yaptinchay, Director Of Marine Wildlife Watch Of The Philippines, And Aisake Batibasaga, Former…

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Large Expansion To ‘Blue Belt’ Of UK’s Protected Marine Areas Announced

An Area Nearly Twice The Size Of England Will Become A “Blue Belt” Of Protected Waters After The Government Created 41 New…

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Celebrate World Environment Day By Being A More Sustainable Hotel Guest

With A Growing Concern Over Climate Change, The Environment Is High On Everyone’s Agendas. But How Can Hotel Guests Be Encouraged To Be More…

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Your Fish Is Your Future

It Is Estimated That The Philippines Loses Nearly P68.5 Billion A Year To Illegal, Unreported, And Unregulated Fishing, A Trend That Affects The…

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Tools and Research

Analysis: World’s Protected Areas Safeguard Only A Fraction Of Wildlife

A New Analysis Published In The Journal Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment Shows That The World’s Protected Areas (PAs) Are…

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Conservationists Find Protected Areas Worldwide Are Shrinking

A Large International Team Of Researchers Reports That The Amount Of Land Designated As Protected Around The Globe Is Shrinking. In Their Paper…

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Funding and Training

UNIA Master’s Course In Management And Conservation Of Species In Trade: The International Framework (13th Edition)

The Master’s Course Is Aimed At All Those Who Are Currently Involved –Or Intend To Become Involved– In Policy-Making, The Implementation Of…

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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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Inform Project Environmental Data 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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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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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