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Solomon Islands killer croc problem
SYDNEY, Australia, 20 September 2018 (ABC) - Locals and experts say crocodiles are becoming a dangerous menace in Solomon Islands and are worried about a growing number of fatal attacks, but authorities are currently limited in their ability to cull the reptiles.

Indonesian province calls time-out on mining
MAUMERE, Indonesia, 19 September 2018 (Mongabay) - A newly inaugurated governor in Indonesia has called a time-out on mining in his province, citing a lack of benefits for residents from the extractive industry.

Puerto Rico bets on a coffee comeback
LONDON, UK, 19 September 2018 (BBC) - Thousands of rural families in Puerto Rico's rugged central mountains want to rebuild their traditional coffee economy after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Storms can build reef islands in atoll regions
BOULDER, US, 17 September 2018 (ScienceDaily) - Many coral reef islands, or atolls, are created by water moving sand and gravel, piling it up into consecutive ridged layers. However, new research has uncovered a different type of island construction: storm-deposited boulders.

Space rock taken from Skye's ancient meteorite impact site
LONDON, UK, 17 September 2018 (BBC) - Geologists have raised concern about rocks being taken from a 60-million-year-old meteorite impact site in Skye.

Cuba seeks to improve water management
HAVANA, Cuba, 15 September 2018 (IPS) - If you enjoy a good daily shower and water comes out every time you turn on the taps in your home, you should feel privileged.

Polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day
PORT MORESBY, PNG, 15 September 2018 (Guardian) - At a waiting room in Port Moresby’s Gerehu general hospital red, gold and black balloons – the colours of the country’s flag – deck the walls in the build-up to independence day.

The arrival of refugees in Jeju is sparking a furious backlash
JEJU, South Korea, 15 September 2018 (News.com.au) - Earlier this year, 550 Yemeni asylum seekers landed on Jeju, a resort island popular with honeymooners and other tourists, sparking outrage, both on the island and in the country’s capital, Seoul.

OTIE
10th International Conference on Islands Tourism 7-8 Sept, 2018, Palermo, Italy

EUROPEAN COMMISSION
International conference Challenges for the Islands in the era of Circular Economy 20-22 Sept, 2018, Chania, Greece

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 26-29 Sept, 2018, Zhoushan, China

IUCN
World Leaders Conservation Forum 3-5 Oct, 2018, Jeju, South Korea

WORLD CAPITAL INSTITUTE
11th Knowledge Cities World Summit 20-22 Nov, 2018, Tenerife, Canary Islands

RETI
Engaging Islands Symposium 23-28 Nov, 2018, St. John's, Newfoundland

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Economics & Development in Microstates, Islands & Arctic conference 30 Nov-3 Dec, 2018, Nuuk, Greenland

GREENING THE ISLANDS
6th International Conference Feb 2019, Boracay, Philippines

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

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

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

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