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September 23, 2022 by sprep-pa

A project which has brought a native Cook Islands bird species back from the brink of extinction has won a major international conservation award.

September 23, 2022 by sprep-pa

A research expedition made up of local and international marine researchers have begun a major study of coastal marine habitats across Samoa's waters. The principal investigators of the project are Schannel Van Dijken, Marine Programs Director at Conservation International and Andrew Estep, Scien

September 16, 2022 by sprep-pa

Electric robots will soon be crawling along the sea floor and sucking up precious metals through a giant straw in a controversial trial to mine some of the ocean's deepest, most pristine environments. Deep-sea mining operator The Metals Company has been granted approval by the International Seabe

September 16, 2022 by sprep-pa

To better understand what drives biological diversity on Earth, scientists have historically looked at genetic differences between species. But this only provides part of the picture.

September 16, 2022 by sprep-pa

Fiji’s landscape restoration programme, which aims to plant 30 million trees in 15 years, has met half of its goal in less than four years. The Ministry of Forestry says in three years and eight months – Fijians and visitors have helped plant over 15 million trees and mangroves.

September 16, 2022 by sprep-pa

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) is still coming into Palau’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) confirmed the National Security Coordinator Jennifer Anson. Satellite images provided by Ocean Mind, a partner that Palau works with often show IUUs within Palau’s EEZ, revealed NSC Anson.

September 16, 2022 by sprep-pa

A collaborative study examining forest and vegetation cover changes in Palau from 1921 to 2014 (93 years), on Babeldaob Island, has revealed that forests have increased while mangroves remained stable during this period.

September 16, 2022 by sprep-pa

Representatives of Government Ministries, civil society, academia and the public gathered recently to witness the launch of Samoa’s awareness and educational materials on ocean conservation. Funded by the European Union’s GCCA+, the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a four-year project (2019 – 202

September 9, 2022 by sprep-pa

In seven to eight years, the Pacific will no longer be able to rely on the ocean for food security or as a source of livelihood as it does today because of plastic pollution. Experts say that by 2030, up to 53 million metric tonnes of plastic pollution will annually affect the livelihoods of appr

September 9, 2022 by sprep-pa

A new study published September 8 in Science finds that between 90 and 99% of all deforestation in the tropics is driven directly or indirectly by agriculture. Yet only half to two-thirds of this results in the expansion of active agricultural production on the deforested land.

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