Bougainville’s leaders set a deadline of 2027 to gain full independence from Papua New Guinea Tuesday during talks on the future of the once-wartorn Melanesian island. A resounding 97.7 percent of Bougainvilleans voted to secede from Papua New Guinea and become the world’s youngest nation in a 2019 referendum. The poll capped a 2001 peace […]
Journalists from across the Pacific focused on the role of traditional knowledge in reporting on climate change during a Media Masterclass on the sidelines of the Pacific Resilience Meeting 2021. The journalists are taking part in the Media Masterclass hosted by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) in partnership with The Pacific Community. On Monday, […]
Three out of thirty-five of the world’s most diverse ecosystems are housed in the Pacific region. However, the ecological structure of the Pacific is being directly affected by changes to climate, habitats, and the introduction of non-native species, all of which imperil the Pacific’s unique wildlife. The changes to the environment threaten the biodiversity of […]
Scientists and Researchers from the University of the South Pacific (USP), published the first record of a sighting pygmy sperm whale in Fiji in the Journal of the Australian Mammal Society earlier this year. PhD Candidates Rufino Varea, Kelly Brown, and Jasha Dehm along with Research Fellow Dr. Brain Stockwell and Aquaculture Lecturer Dr. Chinthaka Hewavitharane utilized social media in the historical.
The five Micronesian members of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) have officially withdrawn their membership of the PIF after the Micronesian Candidate from Marshall Islands’ Gerald Zackio lost the SG vote to Polynesian candidate, former PM of Cook Islands Henry Puna. The Micronesia Presidents Summit made up of the President of the Republic of the […]
French Polynesia continues to have the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the Pacific, with the current total recorded at 18,060 according to figures published by the Pacific Data Hub. As of January, 131 people have died in French Polynesia from Covid-19.
APIA: Today, leaders of the Pacific will decide who will be the next Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the most contentious undertaking in recent history for the regional body. As Dame Meg Taylor ends her six years as SG, five candidates have put their hats in the ring for the role, […]
Indigenous Samoan climate leaders are featured in the documentary ‘Finding Hope: Samoa’ by Greenpeace Australia to be released in March this year. Created by an all-Samoan team a preview was issued last week in anticipation of the release. Head of Greenpeace Pacific, Auimatagi Joseph Moeono Kolio in releasing the preview said: “When it comes to […]
A study conducted by ABC International Development, and Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub concluded that Pacific journalists overwhelmingly rely on politicians and government workers, rather than scientists, as sources for climate change stories. The study, ‘Communication practices and media reporting on climate change: A Pacific scoping study’ released this week by ABC International focuses […]