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More acidic oceans will affect all sea life
LONDON, UK, 23 October 2017 (BBC) - All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. Some research was done in the lab but other studies were conducted in the North Sea, the Baltic, the Arctic, and Papua New Guinea.

Cyprus to claim EEZ in sea north of island
NICOSIA, Cyprus, 22 October 2017 (Cyprus Mail) - The government  plans to submit coordinates, regarding its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the sea north of the island, to the United Nations in the coming days.

Indonesia's secret nudist community defying the law
LONDON, UK, 22 October 2017 (BBC) - What is it like to be a nudist in a country that prizes modesty and where public nudity is strictly forbidden?

Bird hunters risk steep cliffs to catch gannets
MYKINES, Faroe Islands, 22 October 2017 (BBC) - The Faroe Islands are home to an impressive array of seabirds but there is only one colony of gannets, located on the most westerly island, Mykines.

$260,000 will be disbursed to support Seychellois fishermen
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 21 October 2017 (SNA) - The fund, which was officially launched on Thursday, is called a ‘Blue Grant’ and is an initiative of the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust.

The Philippines commits to science-anchored fishery policies
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 20 October 2017 (Mongabay) - The agency responsible for looking after the Philippines’ fish stocks has pledged to step up the science behind its management of the resource as it announced new reforms to the sector.

Another Madagascar environmental activist imprisoned
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 20 October 2017 (Mongabay) -  In Madagascar, speaking out against corporate wrongdoing or government corruption can be dangerous business.

World campaign to clean torrents of plastic dumped in the oceans
ROME, Italy, 20 October 2017 (IPS) - With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in the world campaign to beat pollution by countering the torrents of plastic trash that are degrading oceans and endangering the life they sustain, the UN has strengthened its massive efforts to clean up the seas, which are the Earth’s main buffer against climate change.

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

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

REDLAC
19th Assembly 30 Oct-2 Nov, 2018, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

GREENING THE ISLANDS
4th International Conference 3-4 November, 2017, Favignana, Italy

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

SICRI
14th conference on New Directions in Island Studies 16-18 June, 2018, Tatihou Island, France

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

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