PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - March 22 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week, under the following categories:

Job Vacancies

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Training and Funding Opportunities

Job Vacancies

Job Vacancy - GIS Officer - IUCN Oceania Regional Office (ORO)

The GIS Officer Will Provide GIS Technical Support On All Aspects Of The IUCN’s Marine Programme Projects. This Includes Spatial Data Analysis…

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Country-Specific news

Australia - Return Indigenous Protected Areas And Rangers To The Environment Portfolio

It Is Time For The Federal Indigenous Protected Areas And Indigenous Rangers Programs To Be Moved Back To The…

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Fiji - Chinese Resort Developer Appears In Fiji Court

Freesoul Is Charged With One Count Of Undertaking Unauthorised Developments, And One Count Of Failing To Comply With…

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Niue - Working Together For Niue’s Protected Areas

The Secretariat Of The Pacific Regional Environment As Part Of The EU ACP Biodiversity And Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) Was Pleased To…

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Solomon Islands - Solomons Govt Says Rennell Oil Spill Contained

The Solomon Islands Government Says It’s Contained The Oil Spill From A Wrecked Ship At The Centre Of…

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Solomon Islands - Anger After Solomon Islands Miner Involved In Spill Gets New Licence

The Licences Given To Bintan Mining Solomon Islands Are Under Fire Amid A Cleanup Of An Estimated 100 Tonnes Of Its Oil Spilled…

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Vanuatu - Vanuatu Poised To Graduate From Least Developed Country Status

Vanuatu Is Scheduled To Graduate From The Category Of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) On 4 December 2020. It Will Then Be…

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Regional

Crown Prince Haakon To Visit Tonga, Fiji And Samoa

…The Norwegian Royal Court Announced That His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Of Norway Would Visit The Nations Of Tonga, Fiji And Samoa…

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Mixed News

Scientists Track Damage From Controversial Deep-Sea Mining Method

Researchers Will Monitor The Environmental Effects Of An Industrial Test To Extract Valuable Metals From…

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Mysterious Ocean ‘Blob’ May Have Led To Fewer Baby Whales

A Persistent Mass Of Warm Water In The Arctic Provided A Preview Of How Climate Change May Impact…

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First-Ever Reef Manta Ray Spotted In The Eastern Pacific

A Pregnant Reef Manta Ray (Mobula alfredi) Has Been Spotted Swimming Far Offshore In The Eastern Pacific Ocean, Near Cocos Island, Which Is A…

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New Report On CEPF’s Global Impact

CEPF Works To Protect Biodiversity By Empowering Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Such As Non-profit Groups, Indigenous Peoples Organizations And…

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Tools and Research

Solving Marine Pollution : Successful Models To Reduce Wastewater, Agricultural Runoff, And Marine Litter (English)

This Report Presents Solution Models For Three Types Of Marine Pollution Originating On Land: Wastewater, Agricultural Runoff, And…

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Translating Marine Animal Tracking Data Into Conservation Policy And Management

Early Engagement Among The Data Collectors And The Stakeholders Involved In Policy Development And Implementation Is Important To…

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Coral Reefs Near Equator Less Affected By Ocean Warming

Ocean Warming Is Threatening Coral Reefs Globally, With Persistent Thermal Stress Events Degrading Coral Reefs Worldwide, But A New Study…

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Highlighting Social Identity And Peer Group Norms Can Increase Water Conservation

New Research Suggests That Targeted Use Of Behavioural ‘Nudges’ Can Encourage People To Conserve Water…

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Climate Change Limits Forest Recovery After Wildfires

New Research Suggests Climate Change Makes It Increasingly Difficult For Tree Seedlings To Regenerate Following…

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People Are Essential To Conserving Pollinators

A Global Study Has Concluded That People Are Essential To Conserving The Pollinators That Maintain And Protect Biodiversity…

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Protecting Small, Old-Growth Forests Fails To Preserve Bird Diversity: Study

Recent Research Suggests That Designating Small Fragments Of Old-Growth Temperate Forests As Protected Areas Is Not…

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Training and funding Opportunities

J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The United States Embassy In Suva Is Pleased To Invite Applications From Resident Nationals Of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga And Tuvalu For…

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Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Biodiversity Finance

This Free, Seven-Week MOOC Will Provide You With The Tools To Assess The Policy, Institutional, And Economic…

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Conservation Finance Alliance - Survey Of Protected Area Finance Capacity Needs

This Survey Is Designed To Better Understand The Knowledge And Capacity Development Needs Of The Broad Conservation Community…

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Best wishes,

Vai