Summary of news and related items for this week - 28 Sept


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Dear Colleagues,

Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week:

Cook Islands - What It Takes To Guard A Giant Shark Sanctuary

An Unlikely Group—Including A National Geographic Explorer And A Former Shark Smuggler—Team Up To Protect The Cook Islands’ Sharks.

Fiji - Private Sector Commitment To Marine Environment Program

The Continued Commitment From The Private Sector Has…

Fiji - Environmental Exchange Programme For Fiji’s Taveuni And Kadavu Traditional Leaders, A Success

An Exchange Programme In Fiji For Taveuni And Kadavu Traditional Leaders Has Proven A Huge Success In Encouraging Sharing And Learning About…

New Zealand - Online Toolkit A Boost For Predator-Free Vision

The Online Toolkit Is A One-Stop Shop To Give People…

Samoa - Survey Finds Three Quarters Of Villagers In Fishing District Believe The Environment Has Degraded

“Compared To 10 Years Ago, Our Village Coasts And Forests Have Really Degraded,” Expressed One Frustrated Fisherman Who Won’t Be Named Due To…

Solomon Islands - Fisheries Law Makes Hunting Dugong Illegal In Solomon Islands

Good News From The Solomon Islands – It Is Now Against The Law To Fish, Retain, Be In Possession Of, Buy, Sell Or Export Dugong.

Status And Trends Of Coral Reefs Of The Pacific

…This Report Clearly Demonstrates That Pacific Reefs Without Much Doubt Contain The Best Coral Reefs Systems In The World And Should Remain…

SPREP Vacancy: Coastal And Marine Ecosystems Adviser (Re-Advertisement)

SPREP Is Seeking Applications From Interested And Suitably Qualified Persons For The Following Re-Advertised Vacancy: ISLAND & OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS…

Global Database On Protected Area Management Effectiveness

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre’s (UNEP-WCMC) List Of Protected Area Management Effectiveness Assessment Is Now Available.

Conservation - It’s About Us And Our Future

Who Would Ever Want To Hand Their Beloved Island And Planet To Their Kids In A Worse Condition Than What They Inherited. We Are Merely Custodians And…

Unique Study Of Partially Protected MPAs Offers New Insights On When They Protect Biodiversity And When They Do Not

…Partially Protected MPAs Can Be Easier To Designate Than No-Take Areas. The Partial Protection Indicates To Resource Users That Socioeconomic And…

Trawling For Peace In A Warming Planet

…Research Published In The Journal Science Warns That Climate Change Is Already Compromising These Benefits Through Changes In Stock…

UK To Call For Third Of World’s Oceans To Be Protected By 2030

The Ambitious Target Would Ensure The Marine Environment Has A “Buffer” Against The Effects Of Climate Change And Pollution.

Conference Addresses Management Tools For Marine Biodiversity Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

The First Session Of The Intergovernmental Conference On An International Legally Binding Instrument Under The UNCLOS On BBNJ Discussed Marine…

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation (Second Edition) Volume II: The Indian Ocean To The Pacific - Chapter 37 - Kiribati: Atolls And Marine Ecosystems

A Chapter On Kiribati’s Atolls And Marine Ecosystems Recently Published In World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation (Second Edition).

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation (Second Edition) Volume II: The Indian Ocean To The Pacific - Chapter 35 - Fiji: Coastal And Marine Ecosystems

A Chapter On Fiji’s Coastal And Marine Ecosystems Recently Published In World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation (Second Edition).

Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Experts Unsure If Ocean Cleanup Is Going To Rid The Seas Of Plastic

The Group Believes That With Their Cleaning Vessels, Or “Systems” As They Call Them, They Can Halve The Notorious Great Pacific…

A kind reminder - if you have any relevant news items or announcements you would like to share widely, please feel free to send them through.

All the best for the weekend ahead.

Vai