PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 23-10-2020

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23 October 2020


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Samoa commits to preserve 30 percent of its ocean

Samoa has signed an agreement committing to preserve 30 percent of its ocean area. Some 36,000 kilometres of new marine protected areas are expected to come from the agreement.


Tonga - Youth Council to help tackle water and coastal issues

Tongatapu 5 Youth Council want to tackle water and coastal issues to ensure a better future for Hihifo communities, after electing a…

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Fiji - BIOPAMA awards National Trust of Fiji 68K Euro grant for the conservation of Fiji’s protected areas

IUCN Oceania, through the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme has awarded the National Trust of…

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Palau - Palau’s Coral Reefs — A Jewel of the Ocean

Released today, the Global Reef Expedition: The Kingdom of Palau Final Report provides a summary of the foundation’s findings along with…

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French Polynesia - Restoring Tetiaroa Atoll from Ridge to Reef

Island Conservation and Tetiaroa Society have joined forces to remove invasive rats from Tetiaroa Atoll, restoring the local ecosystem and…

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Australia - Queensland farmers to be paid “reef credits” to reduce coral-killing pollutants

A new market mechanism designed to reduce the impacts of pollution on the Great Barrier Reef has been kick-started with banking giant HSBC and…

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New Zealand - Farm biodiversity map highlights falcons, kākahi and glowworms

Two North Island farmers are hoping their unique methods of boosting biodiversity and controlling predators on their farm will inspire others…

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10th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas - Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 10th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas! - Get onboard, see what it’s all about…

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FFA Fisheries Ministers progress observer and crew safety and longline fisheries development

The seventeenth annual Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting (FFC Min17) was held on 6-7 August 2020.

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Underwriting Ecosystems: Using Insurance Policies to Conserve Nature

The coronavirus pandemic has shown just how easily and unexpectedly zoonotic diseases can spread—and ecosystem degradation may be a…

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NOAA report reveals condition of natural and cultural resources of Papahānaumokuākea

NOAA has published a peer-reviewed State of the Monument report that was jointly produced by the co-trustees of Papahānaumokuākea Marine…

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Why there is hope that the world’s coral reefs can be saved

For most of us, the colourful, otherworldly marinescapes of coral reefs are as remote as the alien landscapes of the moon. We rarely…

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It’s time environmentalists talked about the population problem

In all the talk of tackling environmental problems such as climate change, the problem of population growth often escapes attention. Politicians don’t…

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The Protected Areas Collaboration – calling for regional representatives (deadline extended)

The Protected Areas Collaboration for Learning & Research (PAC) - previously the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration…

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