PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 27-11-2020

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27 November 2020


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Pacific Nature Conference Concludes, Countries Endorse Vemööre Declaration

The 10th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, the biggest virtual event in the Pacific region in 2020, has officially closed. The three-day conference ended on a high note this evening…


Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands oil spill report leaked to ABC reveals economic losses of up to $50 million

More than 300 tonnes of heavy fuel oil leaked into the waters of Kangava Bay in February last year from the damaged hull of a bulk carrier after…

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Vanuatu - Fire Ants Spreading

The spread of Little Fire Ant (LFA) is directly causing problems to people’s livelihood in many parts of Vanuatu. It is now spotted at many new sites in…

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Palau - Babeldaob communities with PCS bat to keep kebeas from invading protected areas

Early this year, rapid surveys covering 1,894 hectares of protected areas and immediate vicinity were carried out by PCS, PALARIS, and state protected…

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American Samoa - ASCC Marine Science Program Scholarships Awarded

Although American Samoa has the oldest regularly monitored coral reef transect and is in many ways the cradle of coral reef science, the…

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Federated States of Micronesia - Digital Atlas of Micronesia advances FSM data beyond Guam, Hawaii

With the culmination of a five-year effort to gather a breadth of geospatial data and display it on an interactive digital atlas, the four main islands of…

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New Zealand - Huge eco-sanctuary on the cards for Wainuiomata a ‘game changer’ for threatened species

The hills above the Hutt Valley could become the first mainland home for the nationally critical kākāpo, with plans on the table to build a massive…

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Australia - Fears for environment after 50,000 fish escape salmon farm in Tasmania

An outbreak of 50,000 Tasmanian farmed salmon could potentially “pollute” the marine environment, according to local environmentalists…

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