Decreasing land areas of tropical forests can contribute to climate change (Photo courtesy of The World Bank)
World Bank Launches Online Course on Climate Change
The World Bank has launched an online course on climate change for the general public and other interested parties. In a report, the World Bank said the Massive Open Online...
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Flooding in a coastal village in Asia (ADB Photo Library)
Rising Sea Levels to Impact East Asia’s Billions in Assets
Coastal areas in Asia and the Pacific remain highly vulnerable to rising sea levels and climate change which could bring about huge economic costs, a report by the Asian Development...
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A nickel mining area in Solomon Islands (Photo from ABC News)
Forum Opposes Mining in Solomon Islands’ Isabel Province
More than a hundred delegates from the community, church, and local government opposed plans to put up mining operations in Isabel province of the Solomon Islands, one of six country...
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The magnificent butanding swims in Donsol, Sorsogon in the Philippines (Photo by Jurgen Freund/WWF)
Whale Sharks Coming Early to Donsol, says WWF
More and more whale sharks (known in the Philippines as butanding) are being seen arriving earlier than usual off the waters of Donsol, Sorsogon, the World Wide Fund (WWF) reported....
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A worker cuts a log in the Solomon Islands (Sean Dorney, ABC News)
Logging Threatens Reef Fish Stocks in Solomon Islands
Logging operations are threatening reef fish stocks in the Solomon Islands, according to a report. The report by Australia Network News said if the massive logging operations continue at current...
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The crown-of-thorns starfish threatens coral reefs in Vanuatu (Photo from the National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Government of Vanuatu)
Vanuatu Community Joins Effort to Fight Crown-of-Thorns Invasion
The Government of Vanuatu is enlisting the help of Banban community in the fight against a crown-of-thorns (COT) invasion in some coastal areas in the country. The government’s Fisheries Department...
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CTKN bags 2013 International Award in Barbados
The Coral Triangle Knowledge Network (CTKN) has won the 2013 International Waters Wonderful Outstanding Web (WOW) Award Competition in ceremonies held on 31 October in Barbados. The website, a knowledge...
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Soil erosion in Fiji (Photo courtesy of the Australian Government)
Fiji to use GIS to Support Coral Triangle Initiative Programs
The Government of Fiji is set to deploy a geographic information system (GIS) project in support of the programs of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI). The government said the GIS...
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Site visits during IWC7 touched on coastal resource management (Photo from IW:Learn)
IWC7 Update: Best Practices for Coastal Zone Management Lauded
Efforts of the Coastal Zone Management Unit of Barbados were lauded as best practices for the Caribbean region, as it employed contemporary solutions to safeguard against coastal erosion. Edison Alleyne,...
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Bridgetown, Barbados is this year’s host for IWC7 (Photo from IW Learn)
IWC7: Barbados Seeks More Assistance for Small Island Developing States
Barbados Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr. Denis Lowe called upon development partners, particularly the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to play a greater role in assisting small island developing...
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