PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - May 17 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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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, Vanuatu

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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Country-Specific news

Australia - Illegal Shark Finning In Great Barrier Reef Shows Need For Observers On Boats

A Skipper And Deckhand Were Fined $7000 After Queensland Government Staff Raided Their Boat And…

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Australia - Models, Maps, And Citizen Scientists Working To Save The Great Barrier Reef

As Global Warming Drives More Events That Impact Coral Reefs, Managing The Great Barrier Reef’s Resilience Demands…

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Fiji - Fiji Gets UN Leader’s Praise For 'Standing Up For The Planet’

The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres Has Praised Fiji For…

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Marshall Islands - Bikini Atoll Govt Buys Climate Change Bolthole Land In Hawaii

The Local Government Of Bikini Atoll In The Marshall Islands Has Bought Hundreds Of Acres Of…

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New Zealand - Last Gasp Of A Dying Dolphin. Are We Too Late To Save Māui?

WWF NZ Researcher Amanda Leathers Explains Why Hector’s And Māui Dolphin Are On The Brink Of…

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New Zealand - Proposed Marine Protection Measures For South-Eastern South Island

An Area Of The South Island Coast And Ocean The Size Of Auckland Is Being Tagged For Marine Protection…

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Samoa - Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Supports Ambitious Tree Planting Goal For Samoa

As Part Of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s Ever-Evolving Efforts To Ensure A Healthier And Greener Earth, The Team Is…

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Solomon Islands - Honiara Water Supply Increasingly Affected By Logging

Water Supplies In The Solomon Islands Capital, Honiara, Are Being Increasingly Affected By Logging…

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Regional

Tax Carbon, Not People: UN Chief Issues Climate Plea From Pacific 'Frontline’

Governments Around The World Must Introduce Carbon Taxes, Halt Plans For New Coal Plants And Accelerate The…

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Pacific Islands Set Example In Protecting Ocean For Generations To Come

We Have Reached The Point In Human History Where We Can Impact Every Inch Of The Ocean And At…

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Pacific Islands Understand Need To Protect Ocean

In Total, More Than A Dozen Pacific Countries And Territories Have Committed To Designating And…

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OPINION: Time To Join Up Work On Climate Change, Ocean Conservation And Biodiversity Loss

On Wednesday, Pacific Leaders Are Joining United Nations Secretary General António Guterres In Fiji To Discuss Climate Change…

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Mixed News

Power And Publicity Trump Protection In Large Marine Protected Areas

Nations Have Just One More Year To Reach The Global Marine Conservation Goal To Protect 10 Percent Of The World’s Oceans By 2020…

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International Day For Biological Diversity - 22 May 2019

The Secretariat Of The Convention On Biological Diversity Is Pleased To Announce That The Theme Of The International Day For Biological…

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A Global Deal For Postponing Pralaya

Temperature Rise And Climate Change Affect Not Just Some Countries But The Entire Globe, On Which…

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Tools and Research

Widespread Shortfalls In Protected Area Resourcing Undermine Efforts To Conserve Biodiversity

Using Management Reports From 2167 PAs (With An Area Representing 23% Of The Global Terrestrial PA Estate), We Demonstrate That…

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Study Confirms And Ranks Nursery Value Of Coastal Habitats

A Comprehensive Analysis Of More Than 11,000 Previous Coastal-Habitat Measurements Suggests That…

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Suffering In The Heat—The Rise In Marine Heatwaves Is Harming Ocean Species

Marine Heatwaves Are Defined As Periods Of Five Days Or More During Which Ocean Temperatures Are Unusually High, Compared…

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Guide Launched To Help Endangered Sharks And Rays

As The Plight Of Sharks And Rays Around The World Worsens, James Cook University And WWF Have Launched The First-Ever…

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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