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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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Brianna Lenton and Jordyn Archer on the beach at Tonga after swimming with whales

USC students swim with whales in Tonga

An ex-Billabong surfer with a passion for sustainable tourism and a Young Australian of the Year finalist dedicated to humanitarian causes have enjoyed the study trip of a lifetime with the University of the Sunshine Coast. Brianna Lenton, 24, of Sunshine Beach, and Jordyn Archer, 23, of Parrearra, were amazed by what they learned during […]

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Biodiversity in Vava’u, Tonga under the microscope

Much more will be known about the plants and animals of the Vava’u archipelago in Tonga by the end of February, after the most ambitious study ever undertaken in the island group. “A team of experienced biologists, which includes several Tongan specialists, will participate in this major expedition to conduct rapid biodiversity and ecological assessments […]

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