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How warming climate leaves permafrost islands on the precipice
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, 30 September 2016 (Siberian Times) - In the seas off the long polar coastline of Siberia, thawing permafrost on some of the world's most remote islands, as well as on the mainland shores, is being overrun at a dramatic rate - retreating as much as dozens of metres a year.

Greeks on refuge islands feel abandoned by Europe
CHIOS, Greece, 30 September 2016 (Al Jazeera ) - Months after arriving on Chios, Rusde Endris has become fearful. The Syrian man was recently taking an evening walk with his 18-year-old wife on a patch of green across the street from town hall.

UK architect to redesign world’s most remote inhabited island
LONDON, UK, 29 September 2016 (GCR) - The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that a team led by UK firm Brock Carmichael Architects has won the Tristan da Cunha Design Ideas Competition.

Waves, solar and storage world first for Australian island
LONDON, UK, 28 September 2016 (PV-Tech) - Garden Island, off the coast of Perth in Western Australia, will soon host the world’s first renewable energy microgrid that integrates wave energy, solar PV and energy storage technologies.

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 28 September 2016 (BBC) - Pangolins are slow moving, nocturnal creatures found across Asia and Africa but over a million have been taken from the wild in the last decade.

Rare bird being driven to extinction by poaching
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 28 September 2016 (Guardian) - The helmeted hornbill, found mainly in Indonesia, Borneo and Thailand, has a solid red beak which sells as a “red ivory” on the black market, for several times the price of elephant ivory.

Cuban crocodiles pose conservation conundrum
LONDON, UK, 28 September 2016 (Nature) - Dozens of spotted baby crocodiles sit as still as garden statues. Then, suddenly, the animals snap to life, and begin ambling around the Zapata Swamp Captive Breeding Farm in Cuba’s swampy Matanzas province.

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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