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Falklands issues coins in recognition of fisheries conservation policies
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, 23 August 2017 (MercoPress) - The government and treasury of the Falkland Islands have issued new coins which recognize 30 years of work conducted by the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department to help maintain fish populations around the Islands.

Three companies owe Indonesia millions of dollars
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 23 August 2017 (Mongabay) - The Indonesian government has been trying to collect penalties from three companies found guilty of damaging the environment.

Haida Gwaii killing deer to restore the habitat to pre-European contact
LONDON, UK, 23 August 2017 (Independent) - Out with the new and in with the old - the archipelago of Haida Gwaii is trying to restore balance by preserving indigenous species.

Drones capture unique habitat of whales in the Auckland Islands
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, 23 August 2017 (Newshub) - A team from the University of Otago spent a month off the coast of the sub-Antarctic islands, using drones to better analyse the state of the whale population in the southern ocean.

Nickelodeon abandons Philippine resort plan after backlash
MANILA, Philippines, 23 August 2017 (AFP) - American children’s television network Nickelodeon says it has abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines’ last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists.

Norfolk Island should become part of New Zealand
LONDON, UK, 23 August 2017 (Guardian) - A former chief minister of Norfolk Island is calling on the territory to consider becoming part of New Zealand rather than Australia if it is successful in its United Nations bid for self-determination.

Protests over geothermal development heat up in Central Java
PURWOKERTO, Indonesia, 22 August 2017 (Mongabay) -  The people of Karangtengah Village in Central Java learned in January one of their key sources of freshwater had been contaminated by debris from the development of a planned $1 billion geothermal energy plant at a nearby volcano.

China's fishing fleet makes a move on Sandy Cay
SYDNEY, Australia, 22 August 2017 (NCAN) - China is making a bold move on the Spratly Islands. A fishing fleet - backed by navy frigates and coast guard vessels - has surrounded the Philippines island of Pagasa/Thitu.

CEST
15th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology 31 Aug-2 Sept, 2017, Rhodes, Greece

IMPAC
4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress 4-8 Sept, 2017, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile

CTO
Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum 6-8 Sept, 2017, St. Kitts

UHI ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE
Our Islands, Our Past conference 14-17 Sept, 2017, Orkney, Scotland

ISLAND ARKS
Island Arks Symposium V 23-27 Oct, 2017, Nadi, Fiji

UNIDCOM/IADE
Senses & Sensibility conference 24-25 Oct, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 8-12 Nov, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

RETI
7th Symposium & School 17-21 Nov, 2017, Univ of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

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

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

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

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