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World Heritage Outlook 2 - East Rennell, Solomon Islands

According to the recently launched IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2, The only site with a critical outlook in the Pacific region is East Rennell, Solomon Islands which was inscribed in 1998 and has long been celebrated as the first natural WH site under customary ownership and stewardship... According to the Outlook assessment, the local community needs more government, financial and technical support to better protect and manage the site, which has also been on UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger since 2013.

Studying the shark cafe

Harry Rabin has been chasing great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean lately, and he’s using the information he’s gathered to help with ocean conservation in Hawaii.

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Climate change and our ocean of islands

Climate change and our ocean of islands – An Opinion-Editorial by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum.

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Oceans Pathway to be launched at Global Climate Summit

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) opened today bringing over 30,000 participants from all over the world, to Bonn, Germany...This year, a number of Pacific priorities have been highlighted, including the launch of the Oceans Pathway to establish the critical role of healthy oceans in building resilience to climate change. 

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Pacific Island marine life

Jane Jurgens finds Pacific Island marine reserves to soothe the consciences of eco-savvy snorkellers. Click on the link below to read the full article.

Pacific conservation of migratory species

 “Their future is our future – sustainable development for wildlife and people” is at the heart of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) in Manila, the Philippines this week.