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For Senegal island's residents, slavery heritage site incurs a cost
GOREE ISLAND, Senegal, 16 January 2018 (CSM) - Each day, Deguène Gaye watches the ferry chug in from the mainland, disgorging a herd of sunburned tourists onto Gorée Island’s white-sand beaches.

Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas
SYDNEY, Australia, 16 January 2018 (AFP) - Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.

Indonesian villages see no progress with social forestry program
JAKARTA, Indonesia, 15 January 2018 (Mongabay) - Of the nearly 3,000 villages located within peatlands throughout Indonesia, only one is permitted to manage the forest - a glaring omission that the government has been slow to address through its “social forestry” program.

Haiti's most popular ecotourism destinations
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 15 January 2018 (Mongabay) - The tropical Caribbean island of Haiti is a paradise with a rich, fascinating history, natural wonders, and diverse cultural offerings. It has also been named by some as the next big thing in regional tourism.

Rising sea swamps island along Bengal coast
NEW DELHI, India, 15 January 2018 (Third Pole) - The living drown and the dead float out from their graves as a rising sea engulfs Baliara village in Mousuni, an island facing the Bay of Bengal.

50 years since Sicily's earthquake
LONDON, UK, 15 January 2018 (Guardian) - When a quake devastated Sicily in 1968, a bold plan was hatched – to build entirely new towns and move the inhabitants. But what looked futuristic on paper would herald a new decay.

Seychelles elusive 'white' black parrot is caught and released
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 14 January 2018 (SNA) - After two years of efforts, a rare white-feathered black parrot was caught and released recently, providing the Seychelles Island Foundation with data on the unusual bird.

Crops may rot in fields as workers abandon Jersey
ST SAVIOUR, Jersey, 14 January 2018 (JEP) - Brexit, which has caused a ten per cent drop in the value of the pound, along with an improving economy in their home country has been attributed to fewer Polish workers – who in recent years have provided the majority of seasonal labour – choosing to work in Jersey this year.

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

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

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

GREENING THE ISLANDS
5th International Conference 17-18 May 2018 Minorca, Spain

CARIBBEAN STUDIES ASSOC
CSA 43rd annual conference 4-8 June, 2018, Havana, Cuba

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

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 26-29 Sept, 2018, Zhoushan, China

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