PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 30-10-2020

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30 October 2020


National News Regional News Mixed News
Tools and Research Funding and Training Job Vacancies and Tenders

Enhancing Solomon Islands’ Protected Areas Through Access To Information Resources And GIS

A virtually delivered national training for protected area stakeholders was successfully completed for Solomon Islands this week…The training provided participants with the basic competences and knowledge to navigate and use the tools and features of the Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP)…


Palau - Our Ocean Conference moved to 2021

President Tommy Remengesau Jr. announced on Wednesday the postponement of Our Ocean Conference previously scheduled in…

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Cook Islands - More awareness from fishers needed

Cook Islands Fishing Association President Don Beer said a debate over a spearfishing exhibition event held in conjunction with the Cook…

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Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea Works to Improve Management of Protected Areas

A 2017 assessment found management effectiveness of Papua New Guinea’s protected areas to be “very low,” with no systemic…

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Vanuatu - Vanuatu commences workshop on quantifiable adaptation for Water and Agriculture sectors

The Ministry of Climate Change in Vanuatu held a two-day workshop from 22 to 23 October this week to gather inputs from stakeholders…

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Fiji - Freesoul case: Magistrate Puamau defers ruling on evidentiary hearing

Freesoul is charged with two separate counts of undertaking unauthorised developments and one count of failure to comply with a prohibition notice,

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New Zealand - Study finds 35,000 unexplained albatross deaths

A new Department of Conservation study shows there are 35,000 unexplained deaths, in the past eleven years, of the already critical…

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Australia - Enormous Coral Reef Taller than Empire State Building Discovered on Great Barrier Reef

A huge, detached coral reef measuring over 1,600 feet in height has been discovered on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—the first to be found in over…

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Guam - Navy scientists, divers remove predators that threaten reefs

The island’s reefs got some help fighting off predators earlier this year, thanks to the help of divers and engineers with the U.S. Navy…

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Conference Action Tracks take shape

The program for the conference is rapidly taking shape with the content being populated by session development working groups…

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Virtual Exhibition Booths

We currently have 20 exhibition booths confirmed. To request more information or to secure your booth, please press the button below…

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Guidelines For The Pacific Launched!

A first of its kind planning tool for the Pacific region, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), is now officially published and available online…

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Pacific Island Environmental Network champions new technology for conservation and sustainable development

The Global Environmental Facility Pacific Ridge to Reef (R2R) Programme stakeholders from 14 Pacific Island countries convened…

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Pacific fisheries surveillance Operation Kurukuru ends tomorrow

One of the largest maritime surveillance operation in the world, Operation Kurukuru, concludes tomorrow. It involved two weeks of…

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Now that nuclear weapons are illegal, the Pacific demands truth on decades of testing

Nuclear weapons will soon be illegal. Just over 75 years since their devastation was first unleashed on the world, the global community has…

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Insurance solutions can help to restore mangroves as natural coastal defences

Insurance could cost-effectively help protect and restore mangrove forests, which can offer increased resilience and protect against coastal flooding…

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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are Essential Partners in Protecting at Least 30% of the Earth by 2030

The Campaign for Nature’s goal of protecting at least 30% of our land and oceans by 2030 can only be achieved with full respect of Indigenous…

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War on plastic is distracting from more urgent threats to environment, experts warn

In an article published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Water, the 13 experts say that while…

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David Attenborough’s ‘witness statement’ for the planet (commentary)

By the time Sir David Attenborough had reached his 50s, the human population had doubled in size from when he was born, multiplying our…

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

We have extended the deadline for submitting an expression of interest for positions on PAC’s Executive Council, and Protected Area Practitioners and…

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International Organizations Urge Ecuador to Expand Galapagos Marine Reserve

Turtle Island Restoration Network joined international organizations in urging Ecuador to expand the Galapagos Marine Reserve, one of…

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Leaving more big fish in the sea reduces CO2 emissions

An international team of scientists has found leaving more big fish in the sea reduces the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the Earth’s…

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Genome and satellite technology reveal recovery rates and impacts of climate change on southern right whales

After close to a decade of globe-spanning effort, the genome of the southern right whale has been released this week, giving us deeper…

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‘We don’t have time to lose’: plans for coral ark to help save the world’s reefs

A Noah’s ark-like plan to house hundreds of the world’s most at-risk coral species at a publicly accessible bank next to the Great Barrier Reef…

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Protecting 5% More Of The Ocean Can Increase Fisheries Yield By 20% According To New Research

A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that protecting an additional 5% of the ocean can…

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Efforts to tackle shark fin trade need to focus closer to shore, study says

A new study has found that shark fins being sold in Hong Kong, Vancouver, San Francisco and northern Brazil originated mostly from shark species…

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Ambitious and holistic goals key to saving Earth’s biodiversity, study says

A recently published study in the journal Science gives recommen-dations for decision-makers preparing to set new biodiversity goals…

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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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UCL PhD Scholarship Offer - Multi-Disciplinary Research Related to the Global Management of Natural Resources

The UCL Chemical Engineering Department is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated post-graduate student to research aspects related to the…

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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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Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PAC) - Our next round of scholarships is open

We are now taking applications for our next scholarship cohort. You can find the list of eligible courses on our Current Courses page…

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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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Samoan Nationals & Permanent Residents Only. This job exists to coordinate and implement the PRISMSS Communication Plan…

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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) Coordinator – ACPMEAs3 Project (MEACO)

This job exists to coordinate and manage project implementation in close collaboration with SPREP technical programmes, Pacific ACP…

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Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) Support Officer – ACPMEAs3 Project

Samoan Nationals & Permanent Residents Only. This job exists to provide technical and administrative support to the management and…

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Samoan Nationals & Permanent Residents Only. This job exists to provide information technology and office administrative support to the…

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Request for Tenders: Consultant to review, update and finalise the National Plan of Action for Sharks (NPOA-Sharks), Seabirds (NPOA-Seabirds) and Sea Turtles (NPOA-Turtle) in Vanuatu

SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced consultants (individuals or teams) to review, update and finalise the…

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Request for Tenders: Consultancy to support development of Solomon Islands national saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) management plan and harvest/monitoring pilot

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

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Request for Tenders: Consultant to provide in-country coordination for the Bycatch and Integrated Ecosystem Manaement Initiative in Fiji

SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced consultants who can offer their services for a minimum of 200 days…

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Consultancy services to support the implementation of project activities relating to the development of conservation areas under the Niue R2R Project (Re-advertised)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP)…

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The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) and Marae Moana Coordination Office (MMCO) is seeking a consultant to…

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The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) and Marae Moana Coordination Office (MMCO) is seeking a consultant to…

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Project Manager - Managing Water Scarcity through Strengthened Water Resources

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall project management and delivery of the Managing Water Scarcity through…

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Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi - Hawksbill Turtle Project Coordinator – ID# 220473.

Coordinates and prioritizes activities related to the Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project based on available personnel and budget and provides…

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