PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 20 -11-2020

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20 November 2020


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Tools and Research Funding and Training Job Vacancies and Tenders

See you soon! Are you ready for the biggest Pacific Islands Nature Conference ever?!

Not long now until the region’s largest virtual event starts on Tuesday 24th November 2020. With well over 1000 registered participants we are excited to get started…


Fiji - Make Space For Innovative Solutions, A-G Tells

Restrictions on ocean management will not be relaxed for the sake of immediate economic growth, said Attorney-General and Minister for…

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Solomon Islands - Loggers owe Western gov’t millions in unpaid dues

Loggers and other business operators owe the Western Provincial Government more than $3 million in unpaid dues, Permanent Secretary…

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Palau - $10m Dollar New National Landfill Completed In Aimeliik

The newly-completed National Landfill in Aimeliik is set to be opened this coming January, following nearly two years of construction…The landfill…

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Vanuatu - Ifira Marine Management tackles cleaner coastal areas

The Ifira Marine Management (IMM) is currently implementing the Ifira Tanvosoko Environment Rehabilitation Project that is coordinated by SHEFA…

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Samoa - Village aims to replant 10,000 mangrove seedlings

A mangrove replanting program at Siufaga Falelatai hopes to get 10,000 seedlings planted by the end of this year. In order to reach that target the…

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New Zealand - Wairau River Regional Park Plan Gets Green Light

A “visionary” new regional park along the banks of the lower Wairau River will be the first of its kind in Marlborough…Committee chair…

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Australia - Designs revealed for world’s first coral conservation facility

The Living Coral Biobank, the world’s first dedicated coral conservation facility, will be located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef in Port…

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Guam - UOG researchers work to stop ironwood tree decline in Guam

The ironwood tree — a hearty, salt-resistant species important for soil erosion control and a protector of vegetation from the wind…

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Ready, set, go….access the Interactive Platform! Take a peek at the programme- ‌Pacific Islands Nature Conference

We are excited to invite you to access the Conference Platform! All registered participants have access to the conference interactive platform!

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SPREP To Host Samoa Hub For International GIS Conference

The conference is the regional chapter of a larger global community which merges the FOSS4G, an annual recurring global event hosted…

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Webinar - Selecting the right nature-based solution in the right place

Many nature-based solutions (NBS) can be used to solve urban challenges and each one offers different co-benefits and can be used in different…

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Webinar - Ecological Restoration of Impacted Ecosystems: Encouraging Results from the Field

The University of Newcastle based in Australia and Singapore, and the Universitas Lambung Mangkurat (ULM), Indonesia are privileged to…

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Cleanup at Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

Over 82,600 pounds of marine debris and trash were removed during a 16-day cleanup project at Lalo (French Frigate Shoals) within the Marine…

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Henderson island fossils reveal new Polynesian sandpiper species

Fossil bones collected in the early 1990s on Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Group, have revealed a new species of Polynesian sandpiper

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Protected Areas Are Not Safe from Climate Change

Approximately 15% of the world’s land is designated as protected areas to conserve our planet’s biodiversity. Currently, there are over 240,000…

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New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

The waters around one of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, are set to become the fourth largest…

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Global treaty to tackle plastic pollution gains steam without US and UK

Support is growing internationally for a new global treaty to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, it has emerged, though so far without the two biggest…

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Are Wildlife Trade Bans Backfiring?

Trafficking in wild animal and plant products is driving species to extinction, but some researchers think restrictions only spur demand and…

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Conserve freshwater or land biodiversity? Why not both, new study asks

Freshwater ecosystems, such as rivers, lakes and streams, are home to 10% of all described species, but are often overlooked in conservation…

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Handbook on the use of biodiversity scenarios in support of decision-making

This handbook is intended for any individual interested to learn about biodiversity scenarios, and in particular participatory scenario design

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NOAA report says US coral reefs ‘fair’ but vulnerable to dire degradation from humans and climate change

The coral reefs in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans were given a “fair” score on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s first ever…

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Mining and megaprojects emerge as alarming threat to tropical forests and biodiversity

A new study assessing progress on global efforts to end forest loss worldwide offers the most comprehensive overview to date of…

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Sue Taei Ocean Fellowship For Indigenous Women of the Pacific

The Sue Taei Ocean Fellowship is a new education and professional development opportunity for Indigenous Pacific Island women…

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University of the South Pacific - Pacific Scholarship for Excellence in Research & Innovation (PSERI) - Applications now Open

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Pacific Scholarship for Excellence in Research & Innovation (PSERI)…

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Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund - Call for applications - 2021 Scholarship

The Ocean Foundation and The Boyd Lyon Sea Turtle Fund seek applicants for the Boyd N. Lyon Scholarship, for the academic year 2020/2021…

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Call for DAAD Scholarship applications for Admission 2021 - MSc in Tropical Forestry

You are invited to attend the 2021 MSc Course in Tropical Forestry. The course is taught in English at Technische Universität Dresden…

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BIOPAMA Rapid Response Grants 2020

On 2 June 2020 the BIOPAMA Action Component launched the call for proposals for Rapid Response Grants. The Rapid Response Grants are…

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BID call for proposals: Pacific 2020

GBIF invites the submission of concept notes for project funding from the Pacific through Biodiversity Information for Development (BID)…

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Technical Adviser – Information, Knowledge Management And Brokerage , Pacific Climate Change Centre

This job exists to support the Manager, PCCC in the coordination and delivery of the PCCC functions and activities, specifically on the Information…

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Request for Tenders: Consultancy to review and update policy and legislation related to crocodile management and trade in Papua New Guinea to satisfy CITES Convention requirements.

SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced consultants (individuals or teams) to undertake a review and update of…

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Request for Tenders: Building capacity of the Kingdom of Tonga to address regulatory and legal obligations relating to CITES with Appendix II listed giant clam, coral and shark species.

SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced consultants (individuals or teams) to lead the preparation of a number of…

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Request for Tenders: Review and update of ‘Guidelines for Invasive Species Management in the Pacific’.

SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced invasive species/biodiversity consultants who can offer their…

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