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admin November 12, 2020

[IISD SDG Hub] To tackle the threat that invasive species pose to endemic species, Kiribati has developed the National Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plan 2015-2020 (NISSAP), which states that Kiribati is currently addressing some of the issues associated with invasive species “outstandingly well,” especially in the Phoenix Island Protected Area (PIPA) and on the […]

admin November 12, 2020

Young New Zealand born Samoan Scientist, Jaye Moors has been working hard to reveal some of the underpinning genetics of cardio-metabolic disease in Māori and Pasefika, and now she is able to start giving back to her community. The New Zealand-born Samoan researcher is currently writing up her PhD thesis on her investigations into Polynesian-specific […]

admin November 2, 2020

The ban on the use of styrofoam and its related products is earmarked to begin on January 1 next year. In an interview where he was asked whether enough awareness had been created on the ban, Ministry of Environment permanent secretary Joshua Wycliffe said they had conducted enough consultation on the issue. “The next two […]

admin October 29, 2020

Scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF) have released their findings on the state of coral reefs in Palau. Their research, based on extensive underwater surveys, found Palau’s reefs had the highest live coral cover of all the reefs studied on the Global Reef Expedition, a scientific research mission to assess the […]

admin October 27, 2020

Despite resigning from her portfolio as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment along with her role as Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says she continues to be committed to the causes she worked on while holding the portfolio. In reflecting on the highlights of her role as MNRE Minister, she said that being […]

admin October 27, 2020

SPREP, APIA: Mr Nicc Moeono, a Renewable Energy engineer for Samoa’s Electric Power Corporation, will be speaking about pumped hydro energy at the third Pacific Ocean Pacific Climate Change Conference (POPCCC). The world-leading conference is a partnership between the Government of Samoa, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), National University of Samoa […]

admin October 26, 2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A centre focusing on the security concerns of Pacific island nations will start work in Vanuatu next year, Australia said on Monday, hosting analysts and sharing information on issues from maritime risks to human trafficking and disinformation. The Australia-backed Pacific Fusion Centre in Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila will also spotlight areas […]