PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 15-05-20

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15 May 2020

Weekly News and Related Items

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Papua New Guinea - Hardwood logging on Manus Island has not delivered promised local benefits, report finds

A Malaysian company that won a permit to clear tropical rainforest on Manus Island has been accused of failing to deliver on its promises to the local community, while reaping millions of dollars in profits from the logging of valuable hardwood timber.


Australia - Aussies grow heat, bleach resistant coral

Australian scientists have bred a heat-resistant coral which could help preserve the country’s iconic reefs for generations to come by restoring…

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Papua New Guinea - Gender-based violence shakes communities in the wake of forest loss

Women in the province of East New Britain in Papua New Guinea say they have faced increasing domestic violence, along with issues like teenage pregnancy and drug abuse,…

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Pacific tourism must go green post covid19- SPTO

The future of tourism in the ‘blue’ Pacific must be green, according to the head of South Pacific Tourism, Chris Cocker. Pacific economies are…

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US president urged to relax fishing restrictions in the Pacific

The council that governs US fisheries in the western Pacific is asking president Donald Trump to relax rules around fishing in protected areas…

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On World Tuna Day, the Pacific states focus on flourishing

The small island developing states (SIDS) of the Pacific celebrated this year’s World Tuna Day on 2 May with a virtual dialogue with a serious…

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