PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 04-12-2020

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04 December 2020


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Climate change now top threat to natural World Heritage – IUCN report

Climate change is now the biggest threat to natural World Heritage, according to a report published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). A third (33%) of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by climate change…


Niue - Niuean Wins Pacific Invasive Species ‘Battler Of The Year’ Award

Mr Huggard Tongatule of Niue is the recipient of the 2020 Pacific Invasive Species Battler of the Year award. Mr Tongatule’s award was announced…

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Fiji - Conservation: Duff reef declared a sanctuary

Secluded from human interaction, the pristine Duff Reef or Cakau Galu in Mavana, Vanuabalavu in Lau has become a turtle sanctuary in Fiji…

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Palau - Unintended impact of conservation policies revealed

New research shows how conservation policies can avoid having unintended consequences for local ecosystems and people…

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Samoa - Community grants projects receive funding boost

Several community groups in Samoa stand to benefit from $652,500 worth of funding granted under the United Nations Development Programme…

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Vanuatu - Towards sustainable graduation from LDCs status: Lessons from Vanuatu

All eyes are on Vanuatu as it graduates from the least developed country (LDC) status on 4 December. The country, whose name means…

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Solomon Islands - Resettlement plans for low-lying islands

Parliament has been told that the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology and the Ministry of…

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American Samoa - Scientists to set acceptable biological catch for American Samoa bottomfish

The Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council will set the acceptable…

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Australia - Australian researchers find 81-year-old snapper, oldest known tropical reef fish

When it was born, the second world war was several years away, none of the Beatles were alive and there were about five billion fewer people…

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New Zealand - Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf islands at risk from development, lack of protection: ‘Death by a thousand cuts’

The unique landscapes of some of Auckland’s treasured Hauraki Gulf islands are at risk from development and a “woeful” lack of planning…

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