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Tonga to host major international whale conservation conference

Whales in a Changing Ocean, Nuku’alofa, Tonga, 4 – 6 April 2017. Credit-Niue Tourism Office Whales in a Changing Ocean is a new approach to whale conservation. The three-day event will focus on emerging threats to Pacific whales and will bring together political decision-makers, scientists, community, industry and funders to investigate future legislative and research […]

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The team working on the rat control programme in the Vava'u islands in the Kingdom of Tonga

Battling invasive species helps saves the Tongan whistler

The endemic Hengahenga, also known as the Tongan Whistler, and other native bird species have increased in population over the past year on Mt Talau in the Vava’u islands in the Kingdom of Tonga, with support from several projects executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Government […]

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Mary Robinson, the former Irish president turned climate change campaigner, says Australia should consider its impact on the Pacific islands. Photograph: ABC

Mary Robinson: Australia a bad neighbour to Pacific islands on climate

Former Irish president, Mary Robinson says Australia must abandon fossil fuel-driven growth and contribute to poor countries’ development, according to Guardian Australia. She said, Australia has not been a good neighbour to the Pacific islands vulnerable to climate change and needs to get out of fossil fuel-based growth faster, the former Irish president turned climate […]

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Update on Community relief efforts for Cyclone stricken Fiji & Vava’u

Families in cyclone stricken Vava’u Island in Tonga will soon be seeing food aid from their families and friends in New Zealand. Three 20-foot containers are being packed by members of the Vava’u Relief Committee with non-perishable food and other essentials for Vava’u in Tonga this weekend at the Lotofale’ia Tongan Methodist Church in Mangere. […]

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