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Fires devastate tiger and elephant habitat in Sumatra
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 15 November 2019 (Mongabay) - Recent dry-season fires that raged across Indonesia in September and October have taken a toll on forests, even in protected areas. Fires were particularly destructive in southern Sumatra, burning around 8 percent of Sembilang National Park, according to satellite data and local observers.

Anticosti Island to get special protection
MONTREAL, Canada, 15 November 2019 (CBC) - Quebec Environment Minister Benoit Charette wants to give Anticosti Island a new land protection status that could help the island in its bid to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

King Island beef farmers hope new $50m abattoir will secure future
HOBART, Australia, 15 November 2019 (ABC) - King Island - a remote parcel of land halfway between Tasmania and Victoria - is building a reputation for award-winning cheeses and golf courses, but it's beef that keeps the community going.

Where does waste go on a small island?
NAIROBI, Kenya, 15 November 2019 (UNEP) - Behind a family home not far from downtown Apia, a small mountain of computer cases teeters in the tropical sun at over 3 metres high. Nearby, stacks of thousands of circuit boards create rolling green foothills.

How ecotourism is shaping an isolated community's future
NEW YORK, US, 14 November 2019 (Forbes) - The breathtakingly tranquil waters of Anaa, one of many French Polynesian isles that dot the South Pacific, belie the island’s turbulent past.

Western plastics poisoning Indonesian food chain
LONDON, UK, 14 November 2019 (BBC) - Environmental group IPEN found, in one East Java village, toxic dioxins in chicken eggs 70 times the level allowed by European safety standards.

Pioneers pave way for EU islands clean energy transition
LONDON, UK, 13 November 2019 (PV-Tech) - Islands of the European Union can now learn from the experiences of six pilot projects in their attempts to transition to a clean energy network.

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

6th international conference 15 Oct, 2019, Palermo, Sicily

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

Critical Island Studies: The Islandic, Archipelagic, and Oceanic conference 27-29 Nov, 2019, Manila, Philippines

COP 25 2-13 Dec, 2019, Santiago, Chile

Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference 5-6 March, 2020, Freeport, Grand Bahama

5th International St Magnus Conference 15-18 April, 2020, Lerwick, Shetland

10th Pacific Nature Conservation Conference 20-24 April, 2020, Noumea, New Caledonia

13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture 10-21 June, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii

World Conservation Congress 11-19 June, 2020, Marseille, France

Island Feminisms Conference 13-15 June, 2020, Hilo, Hawaii

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

'The island–insularity, archipelagos–a geophilosophical issue' A Summer University, 10-14 July, 2020, Rhodes, Greece

DARKNESS conference 30 Nov-3 Dec, 2020, Nuuk, Greenland