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Jokowi eyes Lake Toba tourism bonanza
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 19 October 2016 (Mongabay) - Driving down a winding road here in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, one finally arrives at the sweeping vista of Lake Toba.

Pauline Hanson's call to sack Norfolk Island administrator
LONDON, UK, 19 October 2016 (Guardian) - Pauline Hanson has called on the prime minister to sack the government-appointed administrator of Norfolk Island, Gary Hardgrave, accusing him of misleading the Australian parliament, a claim he dismissed as “nonsense”.

Rodents eaten by Neolithic Orcadians, research suggests
LONDON, UK, 19 October 2016 (BBC) - A new study has suggested that the Neolithic people of Orkney ate rodents as part of their diets.

President Faure new co-leader of GLISPA
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 18 October 2016 (Nation) - President Danny Faure became the new Seychelles leader of the Global Island Partnership when he was sworn in on Sunday, succeeding James Michel as one of GLISPA's four co-leaders.

PNG activist receives prestigious award for protecting forests
SAN FRANCISCO, US, 18 October 2016 (Mongabay) - Paul Palosualrea Pavol of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has won the Alexander Soros Foundation’s Award for Environmental and Human Rights Activism.

Tasmanian devil milk could kill golden staph
LONDON, UK, 18 October 2016 (Guardian) - Milk from Tasmanian devils could kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria like golden staph and potentially combat the deadly facial tumour disease that has killed 80% of the wild devil population in the past 20 years.

Norway faces climate lawsuit over Arctic oil exploration plans
LONDON, UK, 18 October 2016 (Guardian) - A lawsuit has been filed against the Norwegian government over a decision to open up the Barents Sea for oil exploration which campaigners say violates the country’s constitution and threatens the Paris climate agreement.

World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

Protecting marine and coastal areas in the UK Overseas Territories conference 21 Sept, 2016, London, UK

Island Tourism Symposium 18-19 Nov, 2016, Valletta, Malta

Rethinking Remoteness and Peripherality conference 16-19 January 2017, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania meeting 7-12 Feb, 2017, Lihue, Hawaii

World Ocean Summit 22-24 Feb, 2017, Bali, Indonesia

Local Sustainable Development and Global Challenges conference 15-20 May, 2017, Sakhalin, Russia

13th International Small Island Cultures conference 16-19 June, 2017, St. John's, Newfoundland

European Society for Oceanists conference 29 June-2 July, 2017, Munich, Germany

Islands of the World XV conference 2-8 July, 2017, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Island Invasives conference 10-14 July, 2017, Univ of Dundee, Scotland

7th International Conference on Environmental Future - Humans and Island environments 17-21 July, 2017,

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