PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 17-07-20

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17 July 2020

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Healthy Environment = Healthy Humans: Discussing The Linkages Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on across the globe, the linkages between ecosystem degradation and the loss of biodiversity, and the emergence of infectious diseases, was discussed during the final session in the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP) webinar series “


Fiji - First Hybrid Seawall Will Protect Village

Completed in a span of four months, the Viro Village Hybrid Seawall is the first of its type implemented by the Ministry of Waterways and…

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Samoa - Samoa commits to boost e-waste management

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is in the final stages of developing its e-waste [electronic waste] management national policy…

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Cook Islands - Cook Islands State Of Environment Report Endorsed By Cabinet

The Cook Islands State of Environment Report (SoE) 2018 was officially approved by Cabinet on 6 March, 2020. The report updates the…

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Solomon Islands - Makira and landowners discuss areas for protection

The Conservation Department of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology will discuss the creation…

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Australia - Kakadu: how a bitter feud over managing the national park reached boiling point

The future of the world heritage-listed Kakadu national park now rests with the federal environment minister, after a turbulent week in which escalating…

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New Zealand - Te Arawa Lakes Trust secures $2.5m funding for Rotorua wetland restoration and jobs

A Rotorua iwi will lead a mission to restore a wetland and tackle pests - the first project in the government’s scheme to create nature-based jobs…

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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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Suspension of vital Pacific fisheries observers set to continue

With no end in sight to the Covid-19 pandemic, the suspension of 100 percent fisheries observer coverage on all purse seine fishing vessels in…

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Back to the basics: Covid-19 pushes Pacific islands to take a harder look at sustainability development

Small island developing nations continue to find ways to navigate toward long-term sustainability. Many small islands, whether located in the…

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A shared vision for self-determination: the PNA story in print

A Solomon Islander who is a household name in the Western and Central Pacific tuna industry has written the story of how the Davids…

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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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