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Conservation success: Buoyed hopes for sea turtles

13 October, 2017
After half a century of conservation efforts, scientists are seeing long-term growth in some populations of the globe’s seven species of sea turtles Click on the link below to read the full story.


New Species of Sponges Found on the Pacific Seafloor

13 October, 2017
Thirteen thousand feet deep, on the cold, dark desert of the Pacific Ocean seafloor, scientists have discovered new sponges living on rock nodules targeted for deep-sea mining. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Grant Programme - INGSA Research Associate Grant Programme

13 October, 2017
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy makers, practitioners, national academies, and academics to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government. In line with this mission, INGSA is offering six professional development and research grants to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy practitioners in Low and Middle Income Countries. Click on the link below for futher information.
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EU leads the way with ambitious action for cleaner and safer seas

13 October, 2017
At the ongoing EU-hosted Our Ocean conference in Malta (5-6 October), the European Union has committed to 36 tangible actions to foster healthier, cleaner, safer and more secure seas. Amounting to over €550 million and involving activities worldwide...The launch of the Pacific – European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme, worth €45 million is to support sustainable management and development of fisheries for food security and economic growth, while addressing climate change resilience and conservation of marine biodiversity.


Samoan National Park makes Global list

13 October, 2017
Samoa’s O le Pūpū Puē (O.L.P.P.) National Park has been officially added to the List of the Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Click on the link below to read the full story.


EU BEST - Regional Ecosystem Profiles

06 October, 2017
The BEST Initiative is a voluntary support scheme for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Territories of European overseas. This Initiative has produces a series of very informative Ecosystem Profiles which cover large areas of the Caribbean and Pacific plus the Indian Ocean Region.  Click on the link below to access the Ecosystem Profiles.
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Pacific Climate Change Centre, the va'a to steer the Pacific region towards integration of climate change and disaster risk management

06 October, 2017
As an era for climate change in the Pacific islands came to an end with the last Pacific Climate Change Roundtable wrapped up, a new era begins. Click on the link below to read the full story.  


Pacific leads the way: integrating disaster risk management and climate change

06 October, 2017
The Pacific island region is first in the world to integrate climate change and disaster risk management to strengthen Pacific resilience.  Click on the link below to read the full article.


Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA): Job Vacancy - Director General

06 October, 2017
Director General Applications are invited for the position of Director General.


Protected areas helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

06 October, 2017
Briefing on protected area opportunities and implications arising from all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, and how these link to the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and their specialist groups and task forces. 


Ramsar and World Heritage: lasting cooperation to foster conservation

06 October, 2017
Conservation of cultural and natural values can highly benefit from dual designations under the Ramsar and World Heritage conventions, finds a new report released today. Click on the link below to read the full article and to access the full report mentioned.


New Marine Parks Protect 290,000 Square Miles of Ocean

06 October, 2017
The parks protect a combined area in the Pacific Ocean more than twice the size of Germany. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Taking ROOT: the launch of a new restoration tool

06 October, 2017
With the launch of the Restoration Opportunities Optimisation Tool (ROOT), the world has a better way of making decisions on ecosystem services, specifically in support of the people who actually rely on them.  Click on the link below for more details.


Papua New Guinea - Authority Keen to Upgrade Parks

06 October, 2017
The Conservation and Environment Protection Authority is now keen to upgrade all its national parks and conservations areas, Environment Minister John Pundari said in Parliament. Click on the link below to read the full story.


Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF): Call for proposals 2017

06 October, 2017
IUCN Oceania and CEPF are accepting proposals from 8th September until 25th October 2017. Letters of Inquiry (LoIs) are invited from civil society groups in the islands region of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. LoIs are encouraged from community groups, non-government organizations, academic institutions, private companies and other civil society organizations who are working in the East Melanesian Islands Hotspot.The deadline for receipt of proposals is midnight Washington, DC time on Wednesday 25th October 2017.


From science to solutions: The MPA legacy from the 2016 Hawai'i World Conservation Congress

06 October, 2017
Every four years IUCN hosts a World Conservation Congress (WCC) which brings together thousands of leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous groups, business and academia from around the planet to discuss the most pressing environmental issues of our time...The Hawai'i Congress was a major success whether viewed from the conservation angle, from the position of business, civil society, youth or Governments. Click on the link below to access the full article.


Exploring ‘Other Effective’ Forms of Coastal and Marine Conservation

06 October, 2017
...‘other effective area-based conservation measures’ or OECMs, namely areas outside state-governed protected areas that are nevertheless high in biodiversity.


Message of the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, on the occasion of the World Tourism Day

29 September, 2017
Tourism is central to economies around the world. The sector generates 10 per cent of the world’s Gross Development Product, 30 per cent of global trade in services, and 1 out of every 10 jobs. For many of the billions of tourists each year, visiting natural areas is the primary motive for travelling, creating an ideal opportunity for promoting awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the urgent need for its conservation. Click on the link below to read the full statement.


Job Opportunity: Colorado State University - Postdoctoral Research Position Philanthropy & Environmental Governance

29 September, 2017
We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join a social science project examining the role of philanthropic foundations in environmental governance. The project focuses specifically on marine conservation governance in the Pacific Islands, and will include fieldwork in Fiji and Palau as well as at foundation offices in the U.S. The project embraces academic and applied objectives, and offers a unique opportunity to advance both scholarship and practice. Click on the link below for further information and to apply.


Job Opportunity: University of Michigan - Postdoctoral Position in Spatial Ecology

29 September, 2017
A postdoctoral position is available in the Haddad Lab at the Kellogg Biological Station of Michigan State University. A general feature of our lab is research at the interface of basic and applied ecology. Please click on the link below for more information.


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