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Free MOOC on Resilience for Development - Two Weeks Left to Register!

20 October, 2017
Are you interested in learning how to incorporate the concept of resilience into your work? Do you want to promote an integrated approach to social and ecological sustainability? If so, this course will help you to meet your professional development goals. There are two weeks left to register for our FREE, two-part, trilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Introduction to Resilience for Development. Please click on the link below to register for the free MOOC.   


Putting the 'P' in MPA: Update on the future of IUU fisheries enforcement, and how MPAs can now get involved

20 October, 2017
In Chile in September at the Fourth International MPA Congress, there was a side event on satellite-based surveillance of illegal fisheries. It was unique in that there were several Chilean naval officers in uniform in the audience. And the first speaker offered what was perhaps the most memorable line of the conference: “Are we at a point where we may finally put the ‘P’ in MPA?” Click on the link below to read the full article.


Global targets call for effective MPAs. But how do we best achieve effectiveness? Practitioners respond

20 October, 2017
The concept of effectiveness comes up often in the MPA field...The most basic gauge of MPA effectiveness is pretty simple: Is a site achieving its stated goals or not?  Click on the link below to read the full article.


Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau

20 October, 2017
This summer, a group of adventurous ocean supporters embarked on a week-long diving and learning experience in Palau led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.


Fiji - Pre COP23: Initiative to bring renewable energy to rural areas

20 October, 2017
The Fijian Government has entered into a milestone agreement which will see the provision of clean energy in rural communities. Click on the link below to read the full story


Solomon Islands - In Makira, Flying Fox Teeth Are Currency…And That Could Save the Species

20 October, 2017
On the island of Makira, hunters use the teeth of giant bats known as flying foxes as currency. Now, perhaps paradoxically, researchers suggest this practice could help save these bats from potential extinction. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Gender analysis for better coastal management – Increasing our understanding of social-ecological seascapes

20 October, 2017
Although highly recognized as needed, studies linking gender and coastal/marine management are scarce. This research illustrates the importance of gender analysis in natural resource management by linking gender and coastal management i.e. Marine Spatial Planning.  Click on the link below to access the full article.


Biodiversity and climate change: Convention on Biological Diversity meets with GCF

20 October, 2017
Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), visited the GCF headquarters this week to hold discussions about cooperation with GCF.  Click on the link below to read the full story.


International Conference on Ocean Literacy 4 - 5 December 2017, Venice, Italy

20 October, 2017
Registration is now open for the December 4-5, 2017 International Ocean Literacy Conference to be hosted by the UNESCO Venice office and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) in collaboration with the Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE) and the College of Exploration. If you are interested in attending the Conference, please complete the online registration form at: (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJafecl1LnhQwI_uwH_zm3
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Climate Change Champion and Pacific Island Leader launches Centre for Applied Conservation Science in Adelaide

20 October, 2017
Former President of the Republic of Kiribati and Conservation International (CI) Distinguished Fellow Anote Tong will officially launch the Centre for Applied Conservation Science at the University of Adelaide today. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Australia pushes Antarctic marine park with France

20 October, 2017
Australia and France are making a fresh bid to create almost one million square kilometres of marine parks in East Antarctica, but must first overcome opposition from China and Russia. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Food Security in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific Countries: Prospects of Fisheries Development Strategies

20 October, 2017
Rural communities in the Pacific that rely on fishing for subsistence and income face serious risks due to the degradation of coastal ecosystems, overharvesting, and climate change. Click on the link below to read the full article.


Fiji - Yacata Island to declare Tabu Area

20 October, 2017
On Fiji’s Independence Day, the 10th of October 2017, the community of Yacata Island declared a part of their traditional fishing grounds a no-take marine protected area or tabu in Fijian. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Lincoln brings New Zealand’s national park legacy to China

13 October, 2017
A major exhibition on the development of New Zealand’s National Parks has just opened in Beijing. Produced by Lincoln University, the exhibition showcases New Zealand’s protected areas and encompasses a range of exhibits... Click on the link below to read the full story.


Experts seek ways to mitigate environmental impacts of infrastructure boom in Asia Pacific

13 October, 2017
Academics, activists and officials from countries in the region last week gathered in Malaysia’s capital to explore ways to boost the socio-economic advantages of road projects without severely impacting the environment...The conference, “Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific: Promoting Benefits & Limiting Environmental Risks,” was hosted by the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science of Australia’s James Cook University. In focus was infrastructure development in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Palau to host ‘Our Oceans’ conference in 2020

13 October, 2017
Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. and his delegation traveled to Malta to attend the “Our Oceans” conference hosted by the European Union and held from October 5 to 6, 2017. Click on the link below to read the full story.
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Special focus on the Pacific

13 October, 2017
A joint media release issued yesterday by the EU, Sweden Sverige and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs), said a number of EU projects were launched yesterday to support International Ocean governance, with a special emphasis being put on the Pacific.


Fiji - Ministry to endorse campaign on crab size

13 October, 2017
The Ministry of Fisheries is looking to ratify its newest campaign that regulates the size of crabs that are caught. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Oceans protected with new safe havens

13 October, 2017
The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue has plans to create a huge marine sanctuary to combat overfishing. It's one of several marine protected areas announced over past weeks. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Conservation groups hail huge new Niue reserve

13 October, 2017
Conservation groups have hailed a move by Niue to set nearly half of its marine estate aside as a vast new reserve. Click on the link below to read the full story.


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