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President Michel to take blue economy to New Zealand
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 26 August 2014 (Nation) - Seychelles’ advocacy of the blue economy concept will be showcased at the third International Conference of Small Island States to be held in Samoa early next month.

These tiny islands may hold the key to Scotlandís independence
LERWICK, UK, 26 August 2014 (GlobalPost) - In 1469, with his daughter set to marry King James III of Scotland, King Christian I of Denmark and Norway gave his new son-in-law the Shetland Islands, a tiny archipelago in the storm-tossed North Sea.

Madagascar pochard, world's rarest bird, needs new home
LONDON, UK, 26 August 2014 (BBC) - The Madagascar pochard, the world's rarest bird, will not be able to thrive without a new wetland home.

UN conference set to bypass climate change refugees
NEW YORK, US, 25 August 2014 (IPS) - The SIDS conference scheduled to take place in Samoa next week will bypass a politically sensitive issue: a proposal to create a new category of “environmental refugees” fleeing tiny island nations threatened by rising seas.

Remote, gas-rich islands on Indonesia's South China Sea frontline
RANAI, Indonesia, 25 August 2014 (Reuters) - The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.

UNSIDS conference outcome important for CARICOM
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 25 August 2014 (Caribbean News Now) - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) views the third international meeting on small island developing states (UNSIDS) in Apia, Samoa, 1-4 September, 2014 as an important opportunity to engage the international community on the development challenges facing the region.

SIDS seek economic overhaul
OSLO, Norway, 25 August 2014 (Reuters) - Small island states facing a "frightening" rise in sea levels will seek investments in everything from solar energy to fisheries to boost their economies at a U.N. summit next week.

3rd International Conference on SIDS 28 Aug-4 Sept, 2014, Apia, Samoa

Islands of the World XIII conference 22-27 Sept, 2014, Penghu Islands, Taiwan

International Workshop on Island Challenges - Solid Waste Management 1-3 Oct, 2014, Samos, Greece

4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 1-3 Oct, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

COP 12 Meeting 6-17 Oct, 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea

Island cities and urban archipelagos conference 21-25 Oct, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

World Parks Congress, 12-19 Nov, 2014, Sydney, Australia

Global Environmental Change & Small Islands symposium 1-5 Dec, 2014, Valletta, Malta

Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2-4 Dec, 2014, Trondheim, Norway

21st Biennial Conference 3-4 Dec, 2014, Taiwan

9th International Conference on Easter Island 21-26 June, 2015, Berlin, Germany

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