PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 7-08-2020

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7 August 2020

Weekly News and Related Items

National News Regional News Mixed News
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Samoa - Samoa Rangers Association established

A Samoa Rangers Association has been established as the first step towards setting up the country’s first voluntary rangers organisation.


Cook Islands - Rare beaked whale found on Pukapuka

A Cuvier’s beaked whale was found washed up dead on the reef of the island of Pukapuka on Tuesday morning, intriguing locals and scientists…

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French Polynesia - French Polynesia to Seek Large-Scale Biosphere Reserve in Austral Islands

Governments around the globe are recognizing that ocean health is critical to all life on this planet and that safeguarding marine plants, animals,…

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Australia - Historic agreement paves way for Ningaloo joint management

The agreement provides for the joint management and joint vesting of the existing Ningaloo Marine Park (260,000 hectares) and Cape Range…

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New Zealand - Rakitū Island officially predator free after pests eradicated

A check by predator-seeking dogs last week confirmed rats have been removed from the 300-hectare, off the coast of Great Barrier Island…

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Fiji - PEBACC Hands Over Taveuni Island Mua Native Tree Nursery

The Mua Native Tree Nursery was officially handed over to the Government of Fiji by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment…

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Vanuatu - Resumption of National Forestry Inventory

The Department of Forestry (DoF), in collaboration with the World Bank and other key government agencies including the Ministry of Finance and…

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10th Pacific Islands Conference Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

SPREP, PIRT and New Caledonia, event organizers for the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas…

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COVID-19 related impacts on Protected Areas and Biodiversity in the Oceania Region

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as the major international body for nature conservation is responding in…

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Tuna observers likely to stay off boats as concern for health continues

To protect people’s health, Kiribati and other Pacific countries are likely to extend the current strict rule that suspends all purse-seine fishing…

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Pacific fisheries ministers to meet virtually

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries ministers are to meet virtually from tomorrow with the impact of Covid-19 on the tuna fishery at the top of the agenda.

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COVID-19 related Challenges for Protected Areas and Biodiversity in the Pacific Region

The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Programme (BIOPAMA) is conducting a global review of the impacts of COVID-19 on area based…

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