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UN draws up plans to 'facilitate' Rohingya relocation to island
YANGON, Myanmar, 23 March 2019 (Reuters) - The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis.

Why don't MPAs improve coral reef resilience?
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 22 March 2019 (Mongabay) - Coral reefs in protected areas that regulate fishing and pollution have declined to the same extent as reef systems in unprotected areas, according to recent research.

Sri Lanka's biodiversity on show
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 22 March 2019 (Mongabay) - In May, Sri Lanka will host the latest CITES conference, which is expected to give a strong boost to the island’s tourism industry, including wildlife tourism, a key revenue generator.

Climate change claims its first mammal extinction
NEW YORK, US, 21 March 2019 (SA) - The Bramble Cay melomys lived in just a single habitat, a small reef island at the northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, near Papua New Guinea.

DNA clues to an ancient Canary Islands voyage
NEW YORK, US, 21 March 2019 (NYT) - The islands’ pioneers likely arrived centuries before European conquest, as part of a large-scale movement of people from North Africa.

Submerged listening lines help monitor Atlantic bluefin tuna
STANFORD, US, 21 March 2019 (SPX) - An array of underwater listening lines that detect passing giant Atlantic bluefin tuna previously caught and tagged by scientists has created a new system to monitor these enormous, fast, powerful and lucrative fish in the open ocean.

Chilean law pits indigenous people against salmon industry
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 20 March 2019 (Mongabay) - On Oct. 8 last year, Chile’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Huilliche-Chono indigenous people of Pu Wapi in their bid to take on management of 80 square kilometers (31 square miles) of marine habitat in the Guaitecas Archipelago of southern Chile.

Working together for Niue's protected areas
APIA, Samoa, 20 March 2019 (SPREP) - Niue ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1996 signalling its commitment to conserve and sustainably use its biodiversity.

ISLAND ARKS
6th symposium 11-15 Feb, 2019, Rottnest Island, Australia

GES
The Road to GES2019 Caribbean event 14-15 March, 2019, Willemstad, Curacao

UPEI
1st International conference on SIS and SNIJs 26-29 March, 2019, Oranjestad, Aruba

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Silk Road Archipelagos conference 11-12 April, 2019, Macau

ISLAND UND HALLIG KONFERENZ
First German Green Island conference 25-26 April, 2019, Helgoland, Germany

RETI
Symposium promoting intercultural dialogue and social cohesion on islands 29 April-2 May 2019, Canary Islands

CLEAN ENERGY FOR EU ISLANDS
3rd Clean Energy for EU Islands Forum 14-16 May, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden

SOCIETY FOR ISLAND BIOLOGY
Third Island Biology conference 8-13 July, 2019, Reunion

SICRI
15th ISIC conference Island Festivals & Music Tourism 9-13 July, 2019, Kingston, Jamaica

CEST
16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 4-7 Sept, 2019, Rhodes, Greece

NAF & CRRF
Sustainable Communities conference 1-4 Oct, 2019, St. John's, Newfoundland

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Islands in the Belt and Road Initiative conference 9-10 Nov, 2019, Fuzhou, China 

ISISA
Islands of the World XVII conference 22-26 June, 2020, St. John's, Newfoundland

ISLAND INFORMATION & MAPS
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