PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - March 29 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

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

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced GIS/Spatial Experts/Practitioners Who Can Offer Their Services To SPREP To…

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SPREP Job Vacancies

SPREP Is Currently Seeking Interest From Suitable Qualified Individuals For The Following Vacancies…

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University Of The South Pacific (USP): Lecturer In Biology - Emalus Campus

The Appointee At Lecturer Level Will Contribute To Teaching Of Degree Level Courses Across The Biology Curriculum…

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Country-Specific news

Australia - Special Wildlife Reserves Increase Protection For Environment

Queensland Has Become The First State In Australia To Create Special Wildlife Reserves – A New Category Of Protected Areas – To Preserve More Habitat…

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New Zealand - Abel Tasman Islands Restored To Being Predator Free

Three Abel Tasman National Park Islands Are Now Predator Free Again After A 2017 Operation Successfully Eradicated Mice On…

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New Zealand - 169 Islands That Could Help Stem Extinction Crisis

In A Major International Collaboration, Scientists, Researchers And Conservationists Have Drawn Up A List Of 107 Islands That Offer…

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Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands Oil Spill Has Not Reached Protected Area - UNESCO

The UN’s Cultural Body, UNESCO, Says No Oil From A Disastrous Spill In The Solomon Islands Has Reached…

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Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands To Change Shipping Laws After Oil Spill

Solomon Islands Will Change Its Shipping Laws After The Recent Disastrous Oil Spill Near A Marine Reserve. Click On The Link Below To Read The Full…

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French Polynesia - In French Polynesia, A Chance To Protect Ocean And Culture

French Polynesia Could Soon Follow A Host Of Other Countries That Have Designated Large Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)…

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Regional

BBNJ Treaty Negotiations Open In New York

Any New Treaty To Improve Governance Of The High Seas Must Ensure Healthy Resilient Oceans And Seas, Promote Greater Coherence, And…

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Oceania Region Convene To Set Unified Priorities Ahead Of The 18th Conference Of The Parties To CITES

The Main Objective Of The Preparatory Meeting Is To Provide A Forum For The Parties To Come Together To Discuss Key Regional Priority Issues And…

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Mixed News

World’s Fastest Shark, And Many Others, Edge Toward Extinction

The Shortfin Mako, The World’s Fastest Known Shark, Which Can Reach Speeds Of Up To 70 Kilometers Per Hour (43 Miles An Hour), Is One Step Closer To…

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Travel Industry Building For More Sustainable Future This Earth Day And Beyond

Earth Day Is An Important Reminder Of The Need For A Sustainable Future And Encourages People To Show Appreciation To The Planet By Making An Effort…

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Will Large Protected Areas Save The Oceans Or Politicize Them?

In The Last Decade, Governments Have Been Pushing To Create Vast Marine Protected Areas Large Enough To Protect Species From Overfishing And Other…

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UNFF Reflects On Forest Policy Coherence

The Note Suggests That UNFF 14 Emphasize The Importance Of Enhancing Synergies And Collaboration In Advancing Coherent…

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Call For Applications To Support Digitizing ICH-Related Analogue Audio-visual Materials

The International Information And Networking Centre For Intangible Cultural Heritage In The Asia-Pacific Region Under…

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Tools and Research

‘Managed Resilience’ Not A Successful Strategy For Conserving Coral Reefs, Researchers Find

Coral Reefs In Protected Areas That Regulate Fishing And Pollution Have Declined To The Same Extent As Reef Systems In Unprotected Areas, According…

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Local Support For Conservation Is Associated With Perceptions Of Good Governance, Social Impacts, And Ecological Effectiveness

Trust, Transparency, Communication, And Fairness In The Planning And Management Of Conservation Projects May Be More Important For Gaining Long-Term…

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PALRC Protected Area Short Courses: Feasibility Study

In March 2019 PALRC Launched A Report On Protected Area Short Courses In Australia, Asia And The Pacific: Training Issues, Needs And…

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Training and funding Opportunities

Yale University - New Online Certificate In Sustainable Forest Management

The Yale University Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) In Collaboration With The Yale School Of Forestry & Environmental…

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Cambridge University - PhD Studentship Opportunity

The University Of Cambridge In Partnership With Anglia Ruskin University Is Pleased To Offer A PhD Studentship Available For October 2019. The…

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WLI Internship 2019/2020

Applications Are Now Open For The Next Wetlands Link International (WLI) Internship. We Welcome Recent Graduates And Early-Career Wetland…

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Best wishes,

Vai