PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - May 31 2019

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

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Funding and Training

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Country-Specific news

American Samoa - Economic Benefits Of American Samoa Parks Revealed

Figures From The United States National Park Service Show That Visitors To The National Park Of American Samoa Created…

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Australia - More Safe Havens For Native Plants And Animals Needed In NSW’s West

A New Study Led By Macquarie University Has Found We Need To Provide More Safe Havens For Wildlife And Plant Species To…

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Cook Islands - A Conservationist Helped Protect The Cook Islands From Overfishing, And Won A Goldman Environmental Prize

Jacqueline Evans, A Marine Conservationist From The Cook Islands, Has Received A Goldman Environmental Prize For Helping To Lead…

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Cook Islands - Marae Moana Act Draws Criticism

A Workshop Attended By Community Leaders And Fisheries Experts Last Week Poked Holes In The Idea That…

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Fiji - 100 Canoes By Christmas

One Hundred Canoes By Christmas…That’s The Aim Of One Of The Pacific’s Most Ambitious Traditional Boat Building…

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New Zealand - Up To 90% Of Northern New Zealand Seabirds At Risk Of Extinction, Report Reveals

Northern New Zealand Seabirds Are In Serious Decline, With Scientists Estimating Up To 90 Per Cent Are At Risk Of Extinction…

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Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands Finalise State Of Environment Report And National Environment Management Strategy

The Validation Workshop Of The Solomon Islands State Of Environment (SoE) Report And National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS) Was…

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Regional

SPREP And EU Helping The Pacific To Deal With Waste Related IssuesRepresentatives From Fifteen (15) Pacific Islands Have Gathered In Nadi This Week In The Framework Of The Pacific- European Union Waste Management…

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Projects Come Together To Close The Environment Data Collection Gap In The Pacific Region

During The PacWaste Plus Inception Meeting (27-29 May In Nadi, Fiji), A Session On ‘Project Logic And Data Strategy’ Identified The Key Regional Challenges Of…

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Mixed News

How Do We Solve A Problem Like Plastic Pollution?

René Garello, IEEE Fellow And Professor At IMT Atlantique, Discusses How Data Analytics Is Being Used To Track The Circulation Of…

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Can Protecting Indigenous Human Rights Also Improve Conservation Efforts?

Lands Under Secure Indigenous Tenure Often Have Better Conservation Outcomes—Can Stronger Protections Around Indigenous Rights Also Protect The…

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Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack On Climate Science

In The Next Few Months, The White House Will Complete The Rollback Of The Most Significant Federal Effort To Curb…

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Tools and Research

Study Suggests MPAs And Fisheries Closures Can Benefit Highly Migratory Marine Species

New Research Finds That, To The Contrary, Large MPAs Can Confer Benefits On Migratory Marine Species — But…

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Funding and Training

Young Professionals United Nations - 2019 Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

As A Young Aspiring Professional Who Wants To Make A Difference, The YPP Is An Annual Recruitment Program To Start A…

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Request For Proposals - Participatory Science

We Seek To Support Participatory Science Through The Development Or Innovative Use Of Data-Driven, Technology-Powered…

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Job Vacancies and Tenders

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, Fiji

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

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Systems Developer & Analyst

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

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Environmental Planning Adviser

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

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Best wishes,

Vai