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Hong Kong's pink dolphins under threat
LONDON, UK, 29 November 2015 (Guardian) - Conservationists have warned that projects to expand Hong Kong’s airport and build a new bridge to Macau could result in the loss of the city’s beloved “pink” dolphins.

UK PM injects funds to help islands deal with climate change
LONDON, UK, 28 November 2015 (PMO) - The Prime Minister has set out a comprehensive package of climate change support for the Commonwealth's small island countries at the Commonwealth Summit in Valletta.

Proposed extension of Aride's boundaries
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 28 November 2015 (SNA) - Located only 10 kilometres away from the Seychelles second most inhabited island of Praslin, Aride, one of the Indian Ocean archipelago's island that is self-sustainable in energy production and consumption, has enjoyed the status of being a special reserve since 1975.

Sibuyan: An island paradise in peril?
ILOILO, Philippines, 28 November 2015 (Rappler) - Many small Philippine islands are prone to disasters and hazards, both natural and man-made, among them, Sibuyan island in Romblon province which constantly faces the threat of typhoons that annually pass through the Visayas area.

Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic despite court ruling
LONDON, UK, 28 November 2015 (BBC) - Japan has announced it will resume whaling in the Antarctic early next year after a break of more than a year.

World's rarest ape is teetering on the edge of extinction
LONDON, UK, 27 November 2015 (BBC) - A new count suggests there are only 26 Hainan gibbons left in China’s rainforests – is it too late to save them?

Caribbean islands under scrutiny amid pesticide poisoning concerns
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 27 November 2015 (AP) - Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.

A ground zero forgotten
WASHINGTON, US, 27 November 2015 (WP) - A boy and his grandfather are fishing in the shallows off their tiny island, a dot of green in the sapphire eternity between Hawaii and Australia.

Eco Island & Sustainable Community Global Summit 5-6 Nov, 2015, Okinawa, Japan

3rd International Green Island Forum 5-7 Nov, 2015, Lombok, Indonesia

Sustainable Ocean Summit 9-11 Nov, 2015, Singapore

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

6th Biennial conference 1-4 April, 2016, Cairns, Australia

22nd Pacific History Association conference 19-21 May, 2016, Guam

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

23rd Pacific Science Congress 13-17 June, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan

12th International Small Island Cultures conference 17-20 June, 2016, Naha, Okinawa

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

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

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