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Jeju Island is suing two tourists who visited while having Covid-19
SEOUL, South Korea, 4 April 2020 (CNN) - The provincial government of Jeju Island, South Korea, is suing two women who visited the island on vacation despite the younger one having symptoms of coronavirus.

Indonesia grapples with fear of a hidden virus surge
LONDON, UK, 4 April 2020 (BBC) - It may have only registered its first coronavirus case in March but now Indonesia is second only to China for coronavirus deaths in Asia. Among the dead are at least 12 health workers, including two doctors in their 30s.

10 years to save 'world's most threatened sea turtle'
LONDON, UK, 4 April 2020 (BBC) - Leatherback turtles are found across the world. While considered a single species, populations found in different oceans are reproductively distinct. The Pacific leatherbacks are most at risk of extinction, with both Eastern Pacific and Western Pacific leatherbacks continuing to decline.

The hunt for ways to heal the Great Barrier Reef
LONDON, UK, 4 April 2020 (Guardian) - Scientists, farmers and volunteers are looking for ways to lessen the impact of climate change as experts warn a third mass bleaching has taken place.

The lone rescue ship braving a pandemic
LONDON, UK, 4 April 2020 (Guardian) - After a two-month break, the Alan Kurdi migrant rescue boat is heading back out into the central Mediterranean, as asylum seekers continue to attempt the desperate journey to reach Europe despite coronavirus fears.

Solomon Islands: Dozens missing after ferry defies cyclone warning
LONDON, UK, 3 April 2020 (BBC) - The MV Taimareho was travelling on Thursday night from the capital Honiara, on the island of Guadalcanal, to West Are'are, on Malaita island. The vessel hit choppy seas whipped up by Cyclone Harold. Up to 60 people are reported to have been on board.

Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19?
LONDON, UK, 3 April 2020 (BBC) - There are 193 countries which are members of the United Nations. As of 2 April, 18 countries had not reported a Covid-19 case and most are small islands with few visitors. That remoteness means one thing: in this age of social-distancing rules, island nations are the original self-isolators. But the president of one such place, Nauru, is not complacent.

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

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

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

SPREP
Pacific Ocean Climate Change Conference 27-29 May, 2020, Apia, Samoa

UNITED NATIONS
UN Ocean Conference 2-6 June, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

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

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

ISCI
15th International Small Island Cultures Conference: Island Festivals and Music Tourism 9-13 July, 2020, Kingston, Jamaica

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

UNIV OF MAURITIUS
Archipelagic Memory: Intersecting Geographies, Histories and Disciplines conference 4-6 August, 2020, Reduit, Mauritius

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