PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 02-10-2020

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02 October 2020


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A Pacific success story – the Micronesia Challenge reaches 2020 milestone year

Fourteen years ago, five Pacific island leaders united for a better Pacific islands region, committing to the Micronesia Challenge, an agreement to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20 percent of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020…


Palau - NES Briefing stresses “action” for food and economic security

A policy briefing for the Third National Environmental Symposium (NES) brought together senatorial and presidential candidates…

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Solomon Islands - Solomons PM makes UN call for curb on illegal fishing

The Solomon Islands prime minister has called on the leaders of distant water fishing nations to curb illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing…

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Fiji - Fiji seeks UN help in Blue Town initiative

United Nations help is being sought as part of Fiji’s plan to develop the country’s northern “paradise” of Savusavu into a Blue Town…

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Vanuatu - Port Resolution Community Conservation Area Launched

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Regional Program (SPREP) via its Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change…

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Samoa - Samoa’s heritage sites need legal protection

Samoa needs a “national heritage law” to protect and preserve its cultural heritage sites, says Archaeology Lecturer at the National University of…

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New Zealand - Trawl gear damages fragile coral reefs, so why is the Government sanctioning more hauls?

Vast fishing nets have hauled up 29 species of delicate coral from the still, dark depths of New Zealand’s oceans. And conservationists are warning…

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Australia - Report released highlighting needs of Tasmania’s coastal areas

A new report has highlighted the state’s coastal waters are at risk due to the lack of an integrated management system.The report…

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