PIPAP Weekly newsletter 24-04-2020

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24 April 2020

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The first Earth Day was a shot heard around the world

The first Earth Day protests, which took place on April 22, 1970 brought 20 million Americans—10% of the U.S. population at the time—into the streets…But Earth Day’s impact extended far beyond the United States. A cadre of professionals in the U.S.


Solomon Islands - Solomons to boost digital compliance to make Noro an “e-port”

In an effort to step up monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) efforts to improve the management of its tuna fisheries, Solomon Islands will soon be…

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Cook Islands - Cook Islands waste worsens in Covid-19 slowdown

Overseas, the Covid-19 economic slowdown and home lockdowns have enabled the most sudden and dramatic improvement in…

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Papua New Guinea - Decades-old mine in Bougainville exacts devastating human toll: Report

A new report by the Human Rights Law Centre in Australia details the continuing devastation wrought by a copper and gold mine that closed…

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New Zealand - Boom time for New Zealand’s rats as lockdown gives them free rein in cities

With pest controllers in lockdown and a population surge last year, the vermin are free to wreak havoc in populated areas, and on native…

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Australia - Conservation plans help boost threatened mammals, scientists find

Populations of some Australian mammals declined by more than a third over two decades, but sites with clear conservation management saw…

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Kiribati - Motivations to Support Marine Conservation Projects in North Tarawa, Kiribati

Local communities’ support for resource conservation projects are essential for their success. Nevertheless, in the Pacific Island…

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Could Covid help to protect the Pacific’s fisheries?

On any other Easter holiday in such perfect weather, at least 30-40 recreational boats would be in the small part of the Hauraki Gulf that…

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COVID-19 Concerns Postpone 10th Pacific Islands Conference On Nature Conservation And Protected Areas

The 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, which was scheduled to take place from 19 – 24 April 2020, has…

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Pandemic cuts both ways for climate change

COVID-19 has overshadowed the climate crisis as governments scramble to protect the health of citizens without cratering their…

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Ten years after huge US oil spill, fears of offshore drilling persist

On April 20, 2010, the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform claimed the lives of 11 workers and unleashed a torrent of…

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Pandemic side-effects offer glimpse of alternative future on Earth Day 2020

The skies are clearing of pollution, wildlife is returning to newly clear waters, a host of flights have been scrapped and crude oil is so…

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Indigenous peoples hold the key to protecting the environment

While governments the world over are intensifying their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, an often-neglected, if not repressed…

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‘Wet markets’ likely launched the coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know.

Most of the earliest COVID-19 cases trace back to one of these sites, but what are they and what do they sell?..Until earlier this year year…

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Microsoft is building a ‘Planetary Computer’ to preserve biodiversity around the world

Microsoft Corp. today outlined a new initiative that it says will advance the protection and preservation of biodiversity and ecosystems…

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Rising carbon dioxide levels will change marine habitats and fish communities

Rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the consequent changes created through ocean acidification will cause severe…

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New research needed to gauge impact of Covid-19 lockdown on environment

New research is needed to gauge the environmental impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, scientists says…Many of the world’s animals appear to be…

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When it comes to water, think globally

Earth is a pale, blue dot when seen from space. Its blue color is due to our home planet being 71% covered in water. NASA monitors Earth’s water…

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Reef sand dissolving quicker than previously thought, study warns

A new international study led by Monash University climate scientists has found reef sand is dissolving much quicker than previously…

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Ten threats to humanity’s survival identified in Australian report calling for action

Governments should use the urgency of the Covid-19 pandemic to address 10 potentially catastrophic threats to the survival of the human race…

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Plastic use in pandemic contributing to global waste problem, says expert

The global demand for certain plastics has grown during the coronavirus pandemic while recycling efforts have suffered setbacks, according to…

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Can coral reefs ‘have it all’?

Though coral reefs are in sharp decline across the world, scientists say some reefs can still thrive with plentiful fish stocks, high fish biodiversity, and well-preserved ecosystem functions.

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GEF-7 Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI) - Call for Expressions of Interest to IPLC organizations to propose field-based sub-projects.

The GEF-7 Inclusive Conservation Initiative (ICI) aims to support indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in their…

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UN CC: e-Learn Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and…

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Study Opportunity - Marine Turtles And Sharks

The University of Hawaii Hilo, is offering summer courses on marine turtles and sharks and marine conservation from 22 June to 31 July, 2020…

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Professional Certificate in Strategic Climate Change Adaptation

This course will provide those involved in planning for climate change adaptation with a clear understanding of the threats posed by a…

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Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist, Pacific Ocean Litter Project

This job exists to operationalise the Monitoring Evaluation Reporting and Learning Plan. Lead the implementation of monitoring…

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Senior Project Officer – Pacific Ocean Litter Project

This job exists to provide financial and procurement services and support as part of the Pacific Ocean Litter Project team; Assist with the management…

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Communications And Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Pacific Ocean Litter Project

This job exists to develop and deliver project visibility for the Pacific Ocean Litter Project Successfully develop and implement a regional…

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Request For Tenders: READVERTISEMENT - Upgrade Of The Regional Turtle Reseach And Monitoring Database System (TREDS)

SPREP is seeking the assistance of a short-term consultant to develop a Drupal 8 information system based on the TREDS systems specification…

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REQUEST FOR QUOTES (RFQ): Protected Areas Management Policy Adviser

The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) is seeking a Protected Areas Management Policy Adviser to assist with…

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Fiji Country Project Officer - BIODEV 2030

The Fiji Country Project Officer - BIODEV 2030 is the focal point of the project in Fiji. He/She works under the supervision of the IUCN Oceania…

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Phoenix Islands Protected Area Conservation Trust (Kiribati) - Executive Director Position

The PIPA Conservation Trust (the PIPA “Trust”) seeks an innovative, experienced leader to plan and direct the operations of an established…

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