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Reefscape: A global reef survey to build better satellites for coral conservation

While science has fully documented only a small portion of reef species that occur around our planet, we know that human activities have taken an extensive toll on reef ecosystems worldwide...This post is the first in a series that will chronicle field work ongoing for the next year to develop an understanding of reef characteristics that need to be monitored from Earth orbit.

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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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Fiji - Environment inspectors

The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs will soon have environment inspectors who will be authorised to issue a "stop notice" on any illegal development or activities of natural resources.

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Registration open - Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning Workshop, Tasmania, January 2018

Registrations are open for a five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the biodiversity hotspot of the Tasmanian Midlands.The course is being delivered through the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration jointly with Conservation Management, the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.

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Conservation Leadership Award - Call for Proposals

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is now accepting applications to support projects in the Asia Pacific region focused on either tree species or non-avian marine species based in seaward habitats. 

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Reductions in global biodiversity loss predicted from conservation spending

Halting global biodiversity loss is central to the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, but success to date has been very limited. A critical determinant of success in achieving these goals is the financing that is committed to maintaining biodiversity.

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