PIPAP Weekly Newsletter 8-05-20

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08 May 2020

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Job Vacancies and Tenders

MPAs, COVID-19, and the coming financial crisis: What impacts are practitioners already seeing, and how are they responding?

The world is still in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. It could continue for several more months, and perhaps longer. And with much of the world’s economy curtailed right now to fight the virus, there is a growing likelihood a global recession will follow.


Palau - PICRC researchers complete field work on grouper aggregation research

Last month in April, Palau International Coral Reef Centre (PICRC) researchers completed the filed work for the grouper aggregation study…

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Wallis and Futuna - Wallis and Futuna counts FADs washed up on its coasts

Wallis and Futuna is counting the number of lost and stranded fish-aggregating devices (FADs) that wash up on its coasts so it can calculate…

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Australia - ‘Compelling evidence’ logging native forests has worsened Australian bushfires, scientists warn

A group of senior Australian scientists have warned in an international journal that logging native forests makes fire more severe and is likely to have…

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New Zealand - Greens raise concerns about planned law to fast-track resource consents

With consents for building projects set to be fast-tracked, some are worried it will put too much power in the hands of the ministers and block voices…

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Samoa - Arrest in Samoa after discovery of sea cucumbers ready for export

A Chinese businessman is being charged for attempting to export a container of sea cucumbers from Samoa, estimated to be worth over…

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Niue - Lower tuna take part of Niue’s marine reserve

Legislation establishing the Moana Mahu was passed last week in Niue, setting up a reserve that covered 40 percent of the island’s exclusive…

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Solomon Islands State Of Environment Report Endorsed By Cabinet And Tabled In Parliament

The SoE report is an important tool that provides information on the status and trends of the environment of Solomon Islands. It provides the

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Coast Guard cutter deters illegal fishing in Oceania

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Midgett concluded last Thursday a 37-day patrol to counter illegal fishing and regional security operations in…

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Our ‘New Normal’ For Our Pacific Environment And People - For Now And Beyond

We at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), are no different to other organisations, entering into a ‘new…

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Pacific Framework For Nature Conservation And Protected Areas 2020-2025: Survey For Pacific Island Countries And Territories

You are invited to complete the survey questionnaire. This will assist the formulation of the first draft of the next Framework (for the period 2020-2025)…

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Planting trees is no panacea for climate change, ecologist writes in Science commentary

Restoration ecologist Karen Holl has a simple message for anyone who thinks planting 1 trillion trees will reverse the damage of climate…

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Coral reef resilience key to support the underwater cities threatened by climate change

The world is figuring out how to move forward in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding newer ways to support economic development,…

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Commercial whaling may be over in Iceland

As public opinion changes and consumption of whale meat declines, commercial whaling may be one step closer to a permanent end in Iceland…

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Oceans should have a place in climate ‘green new deal’ policies, scientists suggest

The world’s oceans play a critical role in climate regulation, mitigation and adaptation and should be integrated into comprehensive “green new deal”…

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Once again Michael Moore stirs the environmental pot – but conservationists turn up the heat on him

Planet of the Humans is an environmental documentary that has enraged renewable energy experts and environmentalists, with…

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Bail Out the Planet

We have the opportunity to reshape our economies to support life on Earth. Governments should take it…Do Not Resuscitate. This tag should be…

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For coral reefs, more is less

The story of coral reef bleaching ramifications continues to unfold with an international study revealing the long-term impacts on fish…

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Forest loss slows globally as sustainable management grows

Globally deforestation continues, albeit at a slower rate, with 10 million hectares a year being converted to other uses since 2015, down from…

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Seabird nests are full of discarded plastic debris

Researchers have found that plastic debris is incorporated in up to 80% of seabird nests. For the first time, it has now been identified where that…

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Will our clean air last after COVID-19? Study says it’s possible

Since millions of Californians began staying at home and off the roads in March, air quality in the Golden State has visibly improved. Once life…

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One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study

The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, wider and sooner than previously believed, according to a study that shows a billion people…

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Climate change increases risk of fisheries conflict

A team of fisheries scientists and marine policy experts, led by a University of Rhode Island researcher, examined how climate change is…

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Ocean acidification prediction now possible years in advance

CU Boulder researchers have developed a method that could enable scientists to accurately forecast ocean acidity up to five years in advance…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Tonga Battler Vehicle

SPREP would like to call for tenders from suppliers who can supply and deliver a new 2020 Toyota Hilux to the Environment Department in Tonga.

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Request For Tenders: Upgrade Of The SPREP Virtual Library

SPREP is seeking the assistance of a short-term consultant to review and develop a web based information system for the SPREP Virtual Library.

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REQUEST FOR QUOTES (RFQ): Team Leader, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)

The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) is seeking a Team Leader, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) to assist with…

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REQUEST FOR QUOTES (RFQ): GIS Specialist, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)

The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES) is seeking a GIS Specialist, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) to assist with…

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