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Cuba gets ready for tourism boom
El ABRA, Cuba, 25 August 2015 (IPS) - Along the road to the Viñales valley, travelled by thousands of tourists to Cuba, lies the home of self-taught artist Miguel Antonio Remedios, which he has turned into a sort of museum to show visitors a wooden home typical of this mountainous area in the west of the country.

Bruny Island takes step towards becoming completely cat-free
SYDNEY, Australia, 25 August 2015 (ABC) - A small island off Tasmania's south-east coast that is known for its birdlife has taken another step towards becoming completely cat-free.

PNG drought could be worst in decades
SYDNEY, Australia, 24 August 2015 (AFP) - Papua New Guinea's government said Monday it had sent food and water to drought and frost-hit regions, as it warned a current dry spell could be the worst in decades.

Kangaroo Island development could damage environment
SYDNEY, Australia, 24 August 2015 (ABC) - A major marina and resort proposed for Kangaroo Island in South Australia could damage the environment, a conversation group has warned.

The people and history of the Torres Strait Islands
LONDON, UK, 24 August 2015 (BBC) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has this week relocated his government to the most northern part of the country, the Torres Strait Islands.

Falkland Islands cruise ship tourism is booming
LONDON, UK, 23 August 2015 (Daily Mail) - Falkland Islands tourism has made a remarkable comeback in the past few years with the number of cruise ship visitors rising from less than 30,000 in 2012-13 to potentially double that this year.

Island nations say climate talks failure not an option
JAIPUR, India, 22 August 2015 (AFP) - Two of the world's most vulnerable low-lying island nations, Kiribati and Tuvalu, have said failure at upcoming climate talks in Paris is not an option as rising sea levels threaten their very existence.

Solomon Islands: Where power brings cash, but not answers
SYDNEY, Australia, 22 August 2015 (SMH) - Government doesn't come easily in the Solomon Islands. In the wake of its election last November, negotiations in the new parliament over who would take power culminated not with long-winded speeches on national television, but a beachside holiday, gunfire and, allegedly, a Molotov cocktail.

Our Common Future under Climate Change conference 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France

Sustaining Partnerships conference 11-15 July, 2016, Gibraltar

52nd ATBC conference 12-16 July, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii

14th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology 3-5 Sept, 2015, Rhodes, Greece

North Atlantic Forum 16-19 Sept, 2015, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Responsible Tourism on Islands Symposium 17-20 Sept, 2015, Vis, Croatia

Indigenous Resources: Decolonization and Development conference 30 Sept-4 Oct, 2015, Nuuk, Greenland

World Forum on Natural Capital 23-24 Nov, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland

Symposium IV 20-27 February, 2016, Norfolk Island, Australia

Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos conference 7-11 March, 2016, Hong Kong

Islands of the World XIV conference 23-27 May, 2016, Lesvos, Greece

Island Biology conference 18-22 July, 2016, Azores, Portugal

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

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