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Training Opportunity - iCPS Professional Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

27 March, 2017
Professional Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction, 19th - 23rd June 2017, London, UK Course Overview This course will provide those involved in disaster risk reduction with a clear understanding of the challenging dynamics of designing policies, mobilising resources and leveraging technology to reduce the risks and effects of disasters. Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key issues in disaster risk reduction and strategic planning, such as monitoring risks, effective resourcing and coordinating fair and even delivery. 


Job Opportunity - Senior Specialist, Oceanography (SPC)

27 March, 2017
The Pacific Community (SPC) invites applications for the position of Senior Specialist, Oceanography located at its regional office in Suva, Fiji.


2017 International Day of Forests: Forests and Energy - Papua New Guinea

27 March, 2017
According to Papua New Guinea’s Forest Authority, PNG has a total land area of 46.284 million hectares of which some 29.437 million hectares is estimated to contain forest cover...While PNG may boast about its forest cover, it should also be brought to light that deforestation is reducing levels of forest cover, and degradation is changing the nature of a significant portion of the nation’s forests. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Fish evolve quickly to take advantage of marine protected areas: UBC study

27 March, 2017
Fish can quickly evolve to get more benefit from the protection offered by marine protected areas, according to research from the University of British Columbia. Click on the link below for the full story.


Lack of Staffing, Funds Prevent Marine Protected Areas from Realizing Full Potential

27 March, 2017
MPAs, which include marine reserves, sanctuaries, parks, and no-take zones, are areas designated to protect marine species and habitats from both global and local threats...a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Click on the link below to read the full story.


10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC-10) - Call for Abstracts now open!

27 March, 2017
  This international conference, gathering hundreds of specialists in ichthyology (including sharks, rays and teleost fishes) from dozens of countries, takes place every four years, and is considered one of the best ichthyological conferences in the world. This year’s conference will bring together experts from the Pacific and from around the world to work together to discuss how we can further our understanding and our strategies to ensure the long-term health of Indo-Pacific Fish resources in the face of global change.


New publication: “Opportunities and constraints for implementing integrated land–sea management on islands

17 March, 2017
A scientific publication that has just come out on “Opportunities and constraints for implementing integrated land–sea management on islands,” by authors STACY D. JUPITER , AMELIA WENGER, CARISSA J . KLEIN, SIMON ALBERT, SANGEETA MANGUBHAI, JOANNA NELSON, LIDA TENEVA, VIVITSKAIA J . TULLOCH, ALAN T. WHITE, JAMES E.M. WATSON.   ABSTRACT


Philippines: Tubbataha Reefs declared ‘area to be avoided’

17 March, 2017
The entire Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) has been declared as an “area to be avoided” (ATBA) by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Please visit the link below ot read the full article.


Australia: Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

17 March, 2017
The survival of the Great Barrier Reef hinges on urgent moves to cut global warming because nothing else will protect coral from the coming cycle of mass bleaching events, new research has found. Please visit the link below to read the full article.


New Zealand: Whanganui River granted legal status as a person after 170-year battle

17 March, 2017
A river in New Zealand has become the first landmark in the world to be recognised as a living entity, after a 170-year battle. Please visit the link below to read the full article.


Online course ‘From Climate Science to Action’ is now open for enrolment:

17 March, 2017
Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without climate action, decades of sustainable development is at risk, thus making this a ‘make or break’ point in time.


Project to safeguard protected areas hailed - Jamaica

13 March, 2017
A project to strengthen the operational and financial sustainability of Jamaica’s national system of protected areas is being hailed as a success after six years of implementation. Read full story at the link below.


Training Opportunity - Nominations for International Environmental Law and Ocean Governance in the Pacific.

13 March, 2017
 We are pleased to draw your attention to this short course training opportunity, available February - March 2018. We would appreciate if you could indicate at least two suitable Candidates by Tuesday 14th March 2017.


Job Opportunity - Regional Director, Oceania Regional Office (ORO)

13 March, 2017
This senior leadership position provides an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the implementation of the regional programme for the IUCN Oceania Region in line with IUCN’s global programme framework for 2017-2020 and beyond. The regional programme for Oceania is implemented in collaboration with IUCN members, IUCN Commissions and partners, such as the agencies from the UN system, bilateral and multilateral donors, and foundations.  
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Consultancy opportunity - Consultancy Services for Chief Technical Advisor for the Ridge to Reef Project (Niue)

13 March, 2017
UNDP is calling for interested consultants to submit their quote for services for the above position available for 120 working days , spread out within 12 months.All interested consultants, shall apply and submit quote by due date , sending email to procurement.ws@undp.org by or before 5PM (local time) 17th March 2017. Submissions must include:


Job Opportunity - Environmental Economist - NIWA

13 March, 2017
NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.


“Knowledge is power” - SPREP and UN Environment partners...

11 March, 2017
The Pacific islands will play a crucial role as the Call for Action Declaration comes into being at the UN Ocean Conference in June this year. Home to over 10 per cent of the planet's oceans, the Pacific islands continue to work together to help shape global ocean management, the issue at the helm of the milestone global oceans conference.


International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold For Change! Protecti...

11 March, 2017
International Women's Day 2017: Be Bold For Change! Protecti... By Dr Netatua Pelesikoti, Director of the Climate Change Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Dr Pelesikoti is the first Pacific Island Woman Lead Author for an... More detail


Samoa takes steps to improve data and information on its Pro...

05 March, 2017
Samoa takes steps to improve data and information on its Pro... Samoa has been at the forefront of efforts to protect its unique biodiversity and ecosystems. It is home to O le Pupu Pu'e National Park, established in 1978, the first national park declared in the S... More detail


Protecting Pacific Whales through Art - exhibition opens in ...

05 March, 2017
Protecting Pacific Whales through Art - exhibition opens in ... The "Des baleines et des hommes pour la protection des océans" art exhibition opened this week at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia. The exhibition showcases art works by 11 Pacifi... More detail


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