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Sections of GBF suffering from complete ecosystem collapse
LONDON, UK, 21 July 2016 (Guardian) - “Complete ecosystem collapse” is being seen on parts of the Great Barrier Reef, as fish numbers tumble and surviving corals continue to bleach into winter, according to a scientist returning from one of the worst-hit areas.

Funding threatens future of giant telescope in Puerto Rico
ARECIBO, Puerto Rico, 20 July 2016 (AP) - The world's largest single-dish radio telescope is nestled deep in the lush green hills of Puerto Rico, where it performs tasks like searching for gravitational waves, listening for extraterrestrial signals and tracking asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth.

In the Faroe Islands, everyone is in a band
LONDON, UK, 20 July 2016 (Guardian) - Out in the North Atlantic, this tiny archipelago has a thriving music scene of everything from primary coloured-pop to thrash metal – despite having one record label and just a handful of venues.

New York's remodelled Governors Island
LONDON, UK, 19 July 2016 (Guardian) - The Netherlands may have surrendered what is now New York to the English 352 years ago, but if America’s largest city is to withstand the inexorable rise of the seas in the years to come, Dutch ingenuity may well prove crucial.

Mexican islands added to UNESCO World Heritage List
LONDON, UK, 19 July 2016 (New Scientist) - UNESCO has added eight new places to its World Heritage List including the Archipiélago de Revillagigedo in Mexico — a group of four islands in the eastern Pacific, each the tip of an underwater volcano. The water surrounding the islands hosts whales and sharks that will now be protected.

Winning hearts and minds in Cape Verde
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 19 July 2016 (BirdLife) - Conservation work in these desert islands delivers heartening, long lasting, results: “Now the fishermen work with us, they help us count the birds instead of killing them. They even adopt turtle nests. It is a big, big change.”

New partnerships shield vulnerable SIDS
NEW YORK, US, 19 July 2016 (ENS) - United Nations Headquarters was bustling with activity on Monday, full beyond capacity as island dwellers from around the world gathered for the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership in the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, to chart the progress of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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

Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region 26-28 July, 2016, Lautoka, Fiji

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

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

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

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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