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Cyprus to claim EEZ in sea north of island
NICOSIA, Cyprus, 22 October 2017 (Cyprus Mail) - The government  plans to submit coordinates, regarding its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the sea north of the island, to the United Nations in the coming days.

Indonesia's secret nudist community defying the law
LONDON, UK, 22 October 2017 (BBC) - What is it like to be a nudist in a country that prizes modesty and where public nudity is strictly forbidden?

Bird hunters risk steep cliffs to catch gannets
MYKINES, Faroe Islands, 22 October 2017 (BBC) - The Faroe Islands are home to an impressive array of seabirds but there is only one colony of gannets, located on the most westerly island, Mykines.

The Philippines commits to science-anchored fishery policies
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 20 October 2017 (Mongabay) - The agency responsible for looking after the Philippines’ fish stocks has pledged to step up the science behind its management of the resource as it announced new reforms to the sector.

Another Madagascar environmental activist imprisoned
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 20 October 2017 (Mongabay) -  In Madagascar, speaking out against corporate wrongdoing or government corruption can be dangerous business.

World campaign to clean torrents of plastic dumped in the oceans
ROME, Italy, 20 October 2017 (IPS) - With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in the world campaign to beat pollution by countering the torrents of plastic trash that are degrading oceans and endangering the life they sustain, the UN has strengthened its massive efforts to clean up the seas, which are the Earth’s main buffer against climate change.

125,000 salmon die in disease outbreak at Lewis fish farms
LONDON, UK, 20 October 2017 (BBC) - One theory behind the emergence of the disease is that climate change and rising ocean temperatures could be making Scottish fish farms more vulnerable to bacterial infections.

Madagascar plague death toll reaches 74
LONDON, UK, 19 October 2017 (Guardian) - Health officials struggle to contain spread of disease after virulent pneumonic strain infects 800 people across island since August.

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

Senses & Sensibility conference 24-25 Oct, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

19th Assembly 30 Oct-2 Nov, 2018, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

4th International Conference 3-4 November, 2017, Favignana, Italy

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 11-14 March, 2018, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten/St Martin

Archipelagos and Aquapelagos conference 30 March-1 April, 2018, New York, US

7th International Conference on Environmental Future - Humans and Island environments 16-20 April, 2018, Hawaii

Islands of the World XVI conference 10-14 June, 2018, Leeuwarden - Terschelling, The Netherlands

14th conference on New Directions in Island Studies 16-18 June, 2018, Tatihou Island, France

5th Congress Conservation in a Changing World 2-6 July, 2018, Wellington, New Zealand

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