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Fraser Island returns to traditional owners
BRISBANE, Australia, 24 October 2014 (Courier Mail) - As five year-old Judah Tobane plays on the powdery white sands of Fraser Island, his father Wayne tells him they are finally home.

Tiny turtles from Cape Verde tracked on swimming frenzy
LONDON, UK, 23 October 2014 (BBC) - Tiny tags have been used to follow the frenetic first hours in a loggerhead turtle's life.

Easter Island's ancient inhabitants weren't so lonely after all
WASHINGTON, US, 23 October 2014 (Reuters) - They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles west of South America and 1,100 miles from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides.

Raso Island, Cape Verde - a jewel in the crown of Africa's wildlife
LONDON, UK, 22 October 2014 (Ecologist) - The geographical isolation of Cape Verde has resulted in a large number of endemic bird species.

The unlikely success story of football on Greenland
LONDON, UK, 22 October 2014 (Guardian) - The weather is tough, transport is expensive and the population is tiny, but football is flourishing on the world’s largest island.

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?
LONDON, UK, 22 October 2014 (BBC) - Stretching along the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef is an underwater wonderland home to thousands of different fish and coral species. But it is facing multiple threats.

Cuba Ebola doctors bringing island in from cold
HAVANA, Cuba, 22 October 2014 (AFP) - Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States.

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum 6-8 Oct, 2014, Miami, US

COP 12 Meeting 6-17 Oct, 2014, Pyeongchang, Korea

Island cities and urban archipelagos conference 21-25 Oct, 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

World Parks Congress, 12-19 Nov, 2014, Sydney, Australia

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

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

21st Biennial Conference 3-4 Dec, 2014, Taiwan

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

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

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

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

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