PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 29-01-2021

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29 January 2021


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Record-Sized Coral Colony Found in American Samoa

A record-sized coral colony has been found in American Samoa. Researchers with NOAA and several other agencies found the massive oval-shaped colony during a monitoring survey in the waters around Ta’u Island, known for large coral colonies.


Tonga - Mangroves restoration a “huge job” at Popua

An important mangrove area at the mouth of Tongatapu’s Fanga’uta Lagoon that was destroyed in 2017 to make way for a golf course project in…

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Fiji - Ocean on ‘Alert Level 1’ for coral bleaching

Proper management plan should be implemented to reduce the impacts of coral bleaching in the coming months, states the Fiji Meteorological Service…

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Cook Islands - Protecting and managing wildlife of Suwarrow

Suwarrow Park Ranger Harry Papa’i and an officer from the National Environment Service have been busy preparing for the voyage to Suwarrow.

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Samoa - Samoa gives introduced sea snail a tick for environmental and economic benefits

A Southern Cross University study has found that a marine snail introduced to the Pacific nation of Samoa, instead of being detrimental to the environment…

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Palau - Palau’s new president vows to continue PNMS, prioritizes domestic fishery development

Surangel Whipps Jr. was sworn in as president of Palau on 21 January, and said he will continue the nation’s signature policy – the Palau National…

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New Zealand - Mana whenua to place rāhui around Waiheke

Mana whenua on Waiheke island are placing a 2 year rāhui around the island in a bid to stop four species of kaimoana from disappearing…

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Australia - Resilient Reefs launches first economic valuation at Ningaloo Coast

The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy…

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