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US $6.5m project to reduce impact of climate change in Seychelles
VICTORIA, Seychelles, 22 December 2014 (Nation) - The Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate in Seychelles (EBA) is the largest stand-alone project implemented by the UNDP in partnership with the government of Seychelles and the Global Environment Facility.

Great Barrier Reef at risk from sediment dumping plan
LONDON, UK, 22 December 2014 (Guardian) - A plan to dump dredged sediment onto a sensitive wetlands area beside the Great Barrier Reef near Abbot Point would lead to much more slurry being pumped into the waters of the reef than officially estimated, a WWF report has warned.

Geese cull plan in bid to cut crop damage on island
ABERDEEN, UK, 22 December 2014 (P&J) - Scottish Natural Heritage has launched a strategy, which includes the culling of Greenland barnacle geese, in a bid to reduce crop damage caused by the birds on Islay by an estimated 25% to 35%.

Chinese military reportedly building facilities on islands near Senkakus
TOKYO, Japan, 22 December 2014 (Japan Times) - China’s military is building large-scale facilities on islands near the Senkaku Islands, according to several Chinese sources.

Seeking closure, Bougainville confronts ghosts of civil war
SYDNEY, Australia, 21 December 2014 (IPS) - Thirteen years after the peace agreement which ended a decade-long civil war in Bougainville, an autonomous island region of 300,000 people located east of the Papua New Guinean mainland in the southwest Pacific Islands, trauma and grief continue to affect families and communities where the fate of the many missing remains unresolved.

Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines typhoon coast
TAFT, Philippines, 20 December 2014 (AFP) - Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of East Asia's deadliest storms.

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

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

PACIFIC HISTORY ASSOC
21st Biennial Conference 3-6 Dec, 2014, Taiwan

CSA
Caribbean Studies Association 40th annual conference 25-29 May, 2015, New Orleans, USA

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

SICRI
11th International Small Island Cultures Conference 22-25 June, 2015, Gozo, Malta

ESfO
European Society for Oceanists conference 24-27 June, 2015, Brussels, Belgium

ATBC
52nd ATBC conference 12-16 July, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii

CEST
14th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology 3-5 Sept, 2015, Rhodes, Greece

NAF
North Atlantic Forum 17-19 Sept, 2015, Prince Edward Island, Canada

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Indigenous Resources: Decolonization and Development conference 30 Sept-4 Oct, 2015, Nuuk, Greenland

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