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Lombok bids to attract tourists but keep the island green
LONDON, UK, 1 August 2015 (Guardian) - Last week, academics from around the world descended on Lombok, the Indonesian island known for palm-fringed and coral-ringed beaches and world-class surf, for the International Geographical Union conference on sustainable tourism.

Solomon Islands coconut industry revived
CANBERRA, Australia, 1 August 2015 (CT) - It was a question of social justice that sparked Dan Etherington's​ quest to revitalise the Solomon Islands' small-scale coconut industry.

Endangered seabird returns after 153 years
LONDON, UK, 31 July 2015 (BBC) - A colony of one of the world's rarest seabirds has been found on the Caribbean island of Dominica, according to scientists.

Two tiny islands are at the center of a US-Canada lobster conflict
SYDNEY, Australia, 31 July 2015 (BI) - Two treeless islands jutting out of the waters between Maine and New Brunswick are the battlefields for a brewing lobster conflict between the US and Canada.

Partnerships can help SIDS overcome unique vulnerabilities
NEW YORK, US, 30 July 2015 (UN) - The global challenges facing SIDS are the international community’s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.

Aran islands could be carbon neutral by 2022
DUBLIN, Ireland, 30 July 2015 (Irish Times) - A combination of insulation, electric vehicles, heat pumps and wind generation could make the islands entirely “energy independent” by 2022, Sustainable Energy Authority of  Ireland (SEAI) chief executive Brian Motherway said today.

14 islands to get facelift in Odisha
KENDRAPARA, India, 30 July 2015 (NDTV) - The idyllic islands with its wetland sites and rich reserve of flora and fauna in Bhitarkanika national park in Odisha will get a facelift under the central government's Holistic Development of Coastal Islands Project.

Saving coffee with birds
KINGSTON, Jamaica, 29 July 2015 (Observer) - For the Jamaican coffee farmer, birds can be the saviours of an industry which, though internationally acclaimed for the quality of its product, has been in decline for more years than some people care to admit.

UNESCO
Our Common Future under Climate Change conference 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France

UKOTCF
Sustaining Partnerships conference 11-15 July, 2016, Gibraltar

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 16-19 Sept, 2015, Prince Edward Island, Canada

ANATOMY OF ISLANDS
Responsible Tourism on Islands Symposium 17-20 Sept, 2015, Vis, Croatia

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

SWT
World Forum on Natural Capital 23-24 Nov, 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISLAND ARKS
Symposium IV 20-27 February, 2016, Norfolk Island, Australia

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos conference 7-11 March, 2016, Hong Kong

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

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

IUCN
World Conservation Congress 1-10 Sept, 2016, Hawaii

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