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Queen conch dying out in the Bahamas despite marine parks
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 16 February 2018 (Mongabay) - There has been a major decline in the population of protected queen conchs in the Bahamas’ Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park over the last 20 years.

Hydrogen to power homes, boats and cars on Aran Islands
DUBLIN, Ireland, 15 February 2018 (Independent) - The Aran Islands will form part of an EU study to see if hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy to power cars, boats and heat buildings.

Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions
LONDON, UK, 15 February 2018 (Guardian) - The Balearic islands’ government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government.

Dramatic decline in Borneo's orangutan population
LONDON, UK, 15 February 2018 (Guardian) - Hunting and killing have driven a dramatic decline in the orangutan population on Borneo where nearly 150,000 animals have been lost from the island’s forests in 16 years, conservationists warn.

Duterte orders navy to fire on foreign poachers
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 14 February 2018 (Mongabay) - President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has called on the navy to shoot at foreign ships suspected of extracting natural resources from his country’s exclusive maritime territory.

How Iceland became the bitcoin miners paradise
LONDON, UK, 13 February 2018 (Guardian) - Bitcoin’s price may be down more than 50% from its highs in December, but no one has told Iceland, where the cryptocurrency and its offspring are reshaping the economy.

Haitian Oxfam workers tried to warn of sex scandal before
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 13 February 2018 (BBC) - For an industry that generally operates in the shadows, prostitution in Haiti is barely hidden from view.

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise
LONDON, UK, 13 February 2018 (Guardian) - Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite data shows.

UPEI
1st International Conference on Small Island States & Subnational Island jurisdictions 11-14 March, 2018, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten/St Martin

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

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

PUAS
Clean Energy in European Islands conference 23-24 April, 2018, Athens, Greece

GREENING THE ISLANDS
5th International Conference 17-18 May 2018 Minorca, Spain

CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOC
CSA 43rd annual conference 4-8 June, 2018, Havana, Cuba

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

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

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

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

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

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

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