Environment

July 15th 2016
12-year-old Samoan author publishes children’s’ book on the environment
12-year-old Lupeoaunu'u (Lupe) Va’ai from Vaoala in Samoa travelled to London to launch her book on the world stage titled The Voice of an Island looking at the effect humans can have on the environment.
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May 10th 2016
Study shows we’ve lost five islands to climate change
Climate change has resulted in rising sea levels and erosion which have caused five reef islets in the Solomon Islands to be completely lost, increasing the devastating impact of climate change on low lying Pacific countries.
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May 5th 2016
Using Social Media as a climate-change fighting tool
In moving with the times, and choosing to fight rather than sink in silence, a group of Pacific Islanders calling themselves Pacific Climate Warriors are using social media to bring awareness to their climate change plight.
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April 29th 2016
World Bank warns the Pacific about deep sea mining
In a new World Bank report released in April, Pacific Island countries in support of or considering deep sea mining activities are being told to proceed with caution, to avoid “irreversible damage to the ecosystem.”
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April 13th 2016
Pacific nations look to NZ for fisheries advice
40 Pacific fisheries ministers and officials are in Wellington for a study tour of New Zealand's approach to catch-based management systems.
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April 7th 2016
Cyclone Zena weakens overnight and passes by Fiji
The severe category 3 tropical cyclone headed for Fiji was downgraded to a 2, having weakened overnight. All schools, some towns and roads remain closed as the country is still flood-stricken. Two people are dead and the country assesses the new damages following the category 5 Cyclone Winston which hit the island nation just six weeks ago.
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March 22nd 2016
Blue Guardians to help Pacific nations
The World Bank, Clinton Foundation, SIDS (Small Islands Developing States) BIG Nature Conservancy and Conservation International are among a group of leading global organisations supporting Blue Guardians to financially assist island nations across the globe set up plans to protect and conserve foreshores and marine areas.
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March 7th 2016
Great Conservation Aims on the Barrier
Striving to preserve native wildlife and fauna on Great Barrier Island was a key focus for the Department of Conservation’s (DOC’s) Auckland board – which includes SPASIFIK publisher Innes Logan – on its two-day visit in February to an island with strong links to early Polynesian migration.
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