PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 11-09-2020

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11 September 2020


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Grassroots network launches project to bring decades of learning in community marine conservation to scale In Pacific Islands

The Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network has launched an ambitious €4.4 million (US$5.1 million) project in partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC), aiming to bring decades of learning from community-based marine management efforts to scale in the Pacific Islands.


Palau - PNMS update looks towards “food security and livelihoods”

Upcoming elections and the economic impact of COVID-19 have put higher pressure on the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) to pay off in…

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Vanuatu - VT500M warning over dead whale

A 17-meter-long and 3-meter-wide adult sperm whale was spotted on Eton Beach last week, its carcass beached, leaving the Chief of the…

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Solomon Islands - Loggers fake gazette notice, harvest protected Solomons tree species

A visit by Executive Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)…

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Fiji - Freesoul Ltd needed an EIA says Director Environment

Director for Environment Sandeep Singh has been crossed examined in the case against Freesoul Real Estate Development Limited. The company…

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New Zealand - New Protection For Mackenzie Drylands A Welcome Start

Forest & Bird is welcoming new protected areas as a starting point for improving protection of the Mackenzie Basin, but lamenting the vast areas…

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Australia - Australian scientists discover new corals on most comprehensive deep-sea study of GBR

For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five un-described…

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Tuvalu - Pacific nations explore legal options and institutional responses to impacts of sea-level rise and climate change on maritime boundaries

The small island nation of Tuvalu has appealed to members of the Pacific Islands Forum – not including its metropolitan members Australia and…

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Guam - Senator suggests whale trips to aid Guam’s economic recovery amid COVID-19

Marine mammals could play a role in Guam’s future economic recovery, according to Sen. Kelly Marsh. Marsh and Brent Tibbatts, a biologist from…

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10th Pacific Islands Conference Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

SPREP, PIRT and New Caledonia, event organizers for the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas…

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The climate change solutions for the world’s tiniest, most vulnerable nations

The idea of moving an entire population en masse is just one of several radical measures under consideration by the island…

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Pacific cooperation ensures fisheries continue despite COVID-19

Member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) are actively working together to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 being…

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We need the Pacific – Lord Zac Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith said the UK has a lot in common with the Pacific with shared views on climate, biodiversity and the ocean…The UK has a…

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COVID-19 related Challenges for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in the Pacific Region

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Programme (BIOPAMA) is conducting a global review of the impacts of COVID-19 on area based…

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