PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - May 10 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

Job Vacancies

Request For Tenders: Systems Analyst Consultant (Inform Project)

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Consultants Who Can Offer Their Services To…

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Request For Tenders: Review Of The Noumea And Waigani Conventions

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Consultants To Provide Expert Assistance In…

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Request For Tenders: Supply Of Computer Server Equipment For The Inform Project.

SPREP Is Seeking Bids From Qualified And Experienced Suppliers Who Can Offer Their Services For The Supply Of Server…

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Manager, Pacific Climate Change Centre (Re-Advertisement)

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

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Country-Specific news

Australia - Indigenous Rangers Don’t Receive The Funding They Deserve – Here’s Why

Australia Heavily Relies On The Work Of Indigenous Rangers To Meet Our Conservation Targets, But They’re Being…

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Australia - Plastic Pollution Features In Australian Election

With Australia Facing A Knife-Edge Federal Poll On May 18, Plastic Pollution Has Become An Election Issue…The Australian Marine…

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Cook Islands - Marine Protection Areas In Cook Islands 'A Model For The Whole Pacific’

A Cook Islands Marine Conservationist Who Received A Global Environmental Award Says She Hopes…

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Cook Islands - Turtle Conservation Society Formed

The Inaugural Meeting Of The Cook Islands Turtle Society, Te Ara O Te Onu, Was Held On Wednesday To…

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Fiji - Environment Ministry Conducts Research On Tabua

The Environment Ministry Is Currently Conducting Research On Whales Tooth Commonly Known…

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New Zealand - Air New Zealand Contributes $1 Million To Native Forestry Offsets

Air New Zealand And Its Customers Have Purchased More Than NZD$1 Million Worth Of Carbon Offsets From…

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United States - ‘To Save A Forest You Have To Destroy A Nicer One’: U.S. Marines Target Forest In Guam

The U.S. Marine Corps Is Building A Base On Guam That Will Destroy 400 Hectares (1,000 Acres) Of Limestone Forest…

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Regional

Japan Begins Last Round Of ‘Research’ Whaling Off Pacific Coast

Japanese Whaling Vessels Launched On Saturday The Last Round Of What Japan Calls Scientific Research Off…

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‘Overtourism’: Surges In Unsustainable Tourism Are Destroying Islands In The Pacific

The Rapid Rise In Tourism Is Mostly Because Of Expanding Middle Classes In Many Countries. More People Are Able To…

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The U.N. Says 1 Million Species Could Disappear. Pacific Islands Have A Solution.

Last Week, A Global Scientific Assessment Found The Business-As-Usual Approach To Conservation Is Not…

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Canada Has New Rules Governing Its Marine Protected Areas. Do They Go Far Enough?

In An Announcement Last Week, Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister Of Fisheries, Oceans, And The Canadian Coast…

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Mixed News

Human Society Under Urgent Threat From Loss Of Earth’s Natural Life

Human Society Is In Jeopardy From The Accelerating Decline Of The Earth’s Natural Life-Support Systems, The World’s Leading…

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Halting Biodiversity Loss And Ecosystems Degradation Is Central To Asia-Pacific Region’s Growth And Well-Being

After A Week Of Negotiations In Paris, The United Nations’ Biodiversity Science And Body, The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On…

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ADB Launches USD 5 Billion Action Plan For Healthy Oceans, Sustainable Blue Economies

The Plan And Initiative Aim To Support The Protection And Restoration Of Marine Ecosystems While Promoting Inclusive…

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Technology Partnerships Bridge Gaps Among Landscapes, Communities, Stakeholders

Private Companies Increasingly Recognize The Role They Play In Global Conservation Efforts. Technology Providers Have…

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Our Plastic Footprint Sinks, Right To The Bottom Of The Sea

Every Year, 8 Million Tons Of Plastic Flow Into The Ocean And Break Down Into Microplastics. Because…

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Tools and Research

Climate Change Is Causing Marine Species To Disappear From Their Habitat Twice As Fast As Land Animals

New Research Finds That Marine Animals Have Disappeared From Their Habitat Due To Global Warming At Twice…

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New Map Shows Warming Waters Where Coral Reefs Could Be Under Threat

A New Interactive Map Can Help You Identify, In Near-Real-Time, Areas Where The Sea Is Warming Up At Alarming Levels, Increasing The Risk Of Coral…

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Tribal Communities Suffer When Evicted In The Name Of Conservation

Several Research Studies Have Revealed That Stewardship By Forest-Dwelling Communities Considerably…

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In Danger: ‘Guardians Of Nature’

From Amazon Rainforests To The Arctic Circle, Indigenous Peoples Are Leveraging Ancestral Know-How To Protect Habitats That Have Sustained Them For…

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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