PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - May 24 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week:

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Funding and Training

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Request For Tenders: Development Of Draft Pacific Coral Reef Action Plan 2020-2030

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

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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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Environmental Monitoring And Governance Programme Assistant

SPREP Is Seeking Applications From Interested And Suitably Qualified Persons To Provide Administrative And Secretarial Support Services To…

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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

American Samoa - New Ocean Acidification Monitoring Station In American Samoa

The Buoy Will Measure Carbon Dioxide And Other Important Seawater Characteristics Within The Bay’s Vibrant…

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Australia - Special Wildlife Reserves Give National Park Status To Private Land

The Creation Of A New Category Of Private Land In Queensland By The State Government Has Been Condemned As Bad…

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Australia - Tonnes Of Plastic Waste Pollute Cocos Island Beaches, And What You See Is Only A Fragment

A Remote Tropical Island Paradise Off The Coast Of Western Australia In The Indian Ocean Has Become…

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Fiji - ‘People’s Climate Case’ Involving Fijian Family Dismissed

A Fijian Family Involved In An International Climate Case Has Been Told They Have No Right To Go To…

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French Polynesia - Coral Bleaching Event Underway In French Polynesia Despite No El Nino

Widespread Coral Bleaching Has Been Reported In The French Polynesian Islands Of Tahiti And Moorea, Even Though…

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Marshall Islands - Nuclear “Coffin” May Be Leaking Radioactive Material Into Pacific Ocean, U.N. Chief Says

Speaking To Students In Fiji, Guterres Described The Structure On Enewetak Atoll In The Marshall Islands As “A Kind Of Coffin”…

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New Zealand - How Climate Change Could Throw Māori Culture Off-Balance

Māori Culture Is At Risk Due To Predicted Changes In The Ranges Of Two Culturally Important Native Plants…

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Solomon Islands - Solomon Islanders Imprisoned For Trying To Stop The Logging Of Their Forests

A Group Of Residents Of Nende Island In The Solomon Islands Claim Corrupt Government Practices Allowed A…

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Regional

Partnership To Protect Oceans At Risk From World War II Wrecks’ Oil Spills

A Remediation Programme To Protect Island Ecosystems From Damage Caused By Oil Pollution From World War II Wrecks…

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Pacific Ocean World War II Shipwrecks Prompt Fears Of Environmental Devastation From Oil Leaks

This Week, The Foundation, The Secretariat Of The Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) And The University Of Newcastle…

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Joint Statement From The President Of The United States And The Presidents Of The Freely Associated States

The United States Of America, The Republic Of Palau, The Republic Of The Marshall Islands, And The Federated States Of…

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Mixed News

Video Statement For The International Day Of Biodiversity 2019

This Year’s Celebrations Of The International Day For Biological Diversity, On 22 May 2019, Focused On Biodiversity…

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The Extinction Crisis Is 'Unprecedented In Human History’

A Recent Landmark United Nations Report Delivered AnAlarming Assessment Of The Fate Of Animal Life And…

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As Extinctions Loom, Biodiversity Warnings Fail To Resonate With Governments, Media

Ecological Collapse And Species Loss Threaten Humanity As Much As Climate Change…

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The Media Have Missed A Crucial Message Of The UN’s Biodiversity Report

There Is No Denying, The Authors Write, That The Destructive Extinction Trends, So Visible Across The Planet, “Have…

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Shipping Must Be Heard In New Ocean Regulations

While IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Grabs The Headlines, Shipping Has Yet To Play Any Role In…

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Sparking Change, One Piece Of Plastic At A Time

Microplastics Are In Our Salt, Our Food, And In Us. The Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch Is Over Twice The Size Of…

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Tools and Research

Super Corals In Kāneʻohe Bay Provide Hope For World’s Reefs

Naturally Occurring Super Corals In Kāneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu, Are Surviving Under Ocean Conditions That Many Predicted Would Decimate All…

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Scientist Composes Game Of Thrones-Worthy Song From Climate Change Data

Have You Ever Wondered What Human-Caused Climate Change Sounds Like? What Melodic Rhythms Could Result From…

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Eels Tagged To Reveal Mystery Pacific Spawning Site

New Zealand Scientists Are Hoping Tags On 10 Longfin Eels Will Help Them Pinpoint Where…

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Funding and Training

International Biodiversity Day 2019: Darwin Initiative Funding Released

The UK Government Is Commemorating International Biodiversity Day 2019 By Releasing A New Tranche Of…

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Best wishes,

Vai