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Caribbean scientists work to limit climate impact on fisheries
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 28 April 2017 (IPS) - Caribbean scientists say fishermen are already seeing the effects of climate change, so for a dozen or so years they’ve been designing systems and strategies to reduce the impacts on the industry.

Atlas of deforestation and industrial plantations in Borneo
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 28 April 2017 (Mongabay) - The Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations in Borneo documents the loss of rainforest over 40 years from oil palm and pulpwood plantations in one of Earth’s most biodiverse places.

Philippines bans new open-pit metal mines
QUEZON CITY, Philippines , 28 April 2017 (Mongabay) - Prompted by powerful evidence of massive injury to communities and water supplies, and findings of rampant violations of environmental law, the Philippines has bannned new open-pit gold, copper, nickel, and silver mines.

Protest march to take place in St Lucia against Chinese project
CASTRIES, St Lucia, 28 April 2017 (Caribbean News Now) - A national protest march is planned in Vieux-Fort, Saint Lucia, on Sunday against a proposed multibillion-dollar, so-called ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ project, to be funded by the country’s citizenship by investment programme.

Indigenous communities resisting dams in Indonesia
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 27 April 2017 (Mongabay) - In October 2014, when developers entered Seko and Central Seko to begin preliminary work on a 480-megawatt hydroelectric dam, the communities living there say no one asked their permission.

Wives wanted in the Faroe Islands
TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands, 27 April 2017 (BBC) - There's a shortage of women in the Faroe Islands. So local men are increasingly seeking wives from further afield - Thailand and the Philippines in particular.

Singapore convicts rosewood trader in historic CITES seizure
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 26 April 2017 (Mongabay) - In a major reversal late last month, a high court in Singapore found Wong Wee Keong and his company, Kong Hoo, guilty of illegally importing rosewood from Madagascar, after a lower court had found them not guilty.

As rising seas erode shorelines, Tasmania shows what can be lost
ISLE OF THE DEAD, Tasmania, 26 April 2017 (NYT) - Maybe the hardened convicts who carved the 19th-century gravestones dotting this tiny island were barely literate, or perhaps one of them just had a wicked sense of humor. 

The Ocean Conference 5-9 June, 2017, New York

13th International Small Island Cultures conference 16-19 June, 2017, St. John's, Newfoundland

European Society for Oceanists conference 29 June-2 July, 2017, Munich, Germany

Islands of the World XV conference 2-8 July, 2017, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Island Invasives conference 10-14 July, 2017, Univ of Dundee, Scotland

15th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology 31 Aug-2 Sept, 2017, Rhodes, Greece

4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress 4-8 Sept, 2017, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile

Our Islands, Our Past conference 14-17 Sept, 2017, Orkney, Scotland

Island Arks Symposium V 23-27 Oct, 2017, Nadi, Fiji

Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 8-12 Nov, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

7th Symposium & School 17-21 Nov, 2017, Univ of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

1st International Conference on Small Island States & Subnational Island jurisdictions 12-14 March, 2018, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten/St Martin

7th International Conference on Environmental Future - Humans and Island environments 19-23 March, 2018, Hawaii

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