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Science community rallies support to save Madagascar's biodiversity
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 24 June 2019 (Mongabay) - As Madagascar prepares to host a major conservation summit next month, the organizer has launched a petition to call attention to the threats faced by the island nation’s unique biodiversity and its people.

Solomon Islands plans due diligence tour on Taiwan ties
SYDNEY, Australia, 24 June 2019 (Reuters) - The Solomon Islands, one of Taiwan’s remaining allies in the Pacific, will send a delegation to study Chinese aid in neighboring countries as it considers a potential diplomatic switch to Beijing.

The US island that speaks Elizabethan English
LONDON, UK, 24 June 2019 (BBC) - Native Americans, English sailors and pirates all came together on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina to create the only American dialect that is not identified as American.

Huge migrant influx scares off Greek island tourists
VATHY, Greece, 23 June 2019 (DW) - Tourists are avoiding the Greek island of Samos due to the shocking situation at the Vathy migrant camp, which has grown into a sprawling settlement. Locals and asylum-seekers feel authorities have abandoned them.

Police struggle with Pacific drug influx
NADI, Fiji, 23 June 2019 (Guardian) - Under-resourced but undeterred, Fiji’s officers battle surge in trafficking – with just one boat.

Pacific islands at centre of cocaine trafficking boom
NADI, Fiji, 23 June 2019 (Guardian) - It is the drug route you’ve never heard of: a multi-billion dollar operation involving cocaine and methamphetamines being packed into the hulls of sailing boats in the US and Latin America and transported to Australia via south Pacific islands more often thought of as holiday destinations than narcotics hubs.

Great Pacific garbage patch: giant plastic trap put to sea again
LONDON, UK, 23 June 2019 (AP) - A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of garbage swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii.

Vanuatu to ban disposable nappies in plastics crackdown
LONDON, UK, 22 June 2019 (Guardian) - It is but a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean, but the island state of  Vanuatu is leading the global fight against plastic waste. The nation, which has already introduced one of the toughest single-use plastic bans in the world, is believed to be the first to propose a ban on disposable nappies, to be phased in at the end of this year.

GREENING THE ISLANDS
Observatory Island meeting 23-24 April, 2019, Helgoland, Germany

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

PRP
Pacific Resilience Meeting 1-3 May, 2019, Suva, Fiji

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

SCB
29th International Congress for Conservation Biology 21-25 July, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 

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

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

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