World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary Created By Marshall Islands

Eco Friendly Daily

The island nation of Palau established the world’s first shark sanctuary two years ago, with over 240,000 square miles protected. Now in collaboration with the Pew Environment Group, the Marshall Islands have announced a shark sanctuary of their own.

Connecting the Dots- A Letter From Bill McKibben


The day will begin in the Marshall Islands, where our friends are taking their cameras underwater for a rally against the backdrop of their endangered coral reef. On 5/5, all around the world, we’ll be Connecting the Dots on climate change.

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Wrapping Up the UN Climate Summit

Sierra Club Compass

But even with all the presidents, prime ministers, and corporate bigwigs in attendance, the day belonged to Kathy Jetnil-Kijinera, a 26-year-old poet from the Marshall Islands who gave civil society’s opening statement.

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Nature’s Place on the Global Stage

Conservancy Talk

Today, The Nature Conservancy teamed up with the UN Development Programme and the Global Island Partnership to bring leaders together to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Big Fish, Not Reef Fish

Conservancy Talk

I recently travelled to the island of Pohnpei, one of the states in the Federated States of Micronesia, to engage with local partners on tuna project. Pohnpei, like many Pacific islands, is facing a serious decline in their reef fish.

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Pacific Islanders Open New Front in Environmental Battle against a Czech Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

If that wasn’t enough, the latest ecological dispute involving a Pacific island and a European country, both separated by oceans and a distance of 6000 miles is a definite pointer. The Micronesia group of islands lies in the Western Pacific ocean.

By Helping Sharks, We Help Ourselves

Conservancy Talk

I have a special affinity for sharks, because I am part of the Dipakua clan, and “Dipakua” means shark in Gilbertese, as our clan originated from the Gilbert Islands. I am proud to be a Micronesian and a conservationist, and I am proud to have played a role in saving sharks.

Two Suitcases, a Fax machine, an Ice Chest and a Mission

Conservancy Talk

When I told my family I was going to work in the Pacific Islands, they were scared to death. I also attribute my success in Palau to becoming a skilled boatman and learning the difficult navigation of the islands, tides and coral reefs.

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Scaling up Conservation: Replication or Coordination?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Ngemelis Islands Conservation Area in Palau supports many kinds of fish, including this school of common bluestripe snappers. Micronesia (from the Greek words for “small” and “land”) is composed of 2,100 islands spread across an anything-but-tiny 7.4

UN Nations Fear Lack Of Commitment To 2C Warming Limitations From U.S.

Eco Friendly Daily

Nations, such as those in the Least Developed bloc and the Alliance of Small Island States (Aosis), feel the timeline should be moved up in order to prevent further problems for their nations. The European Union and the Alliance of Small Island States were especially disturbed by the comments.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

The issue is complex as some countries have boats on the assembly line or in the planning stages, and the small island developing states (SIDS) aspire to develop their purse seine fisheries.

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Losing Nemo: Great Barrier Reef At Risk From Coal | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

This includes reefs in the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Navassa Island, Florida, Flower Garden Banks, the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Pacific Remote Islands, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Palau.

Rules of Engagement: Solomon Islanders Prepare for Mining

Conservancy Talk

For better or for worse, most people in the Solomon Islands , one of our planet’s most wondrous places, have little idea how mining will impact their lives. After months of planning, which involved securing our Solomon Islands participants passports and visas (no simple task!)

G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

Low-lying island states led by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Mauritius have proposed phasing down HFC production and consumption under the Montreal Protocol ozone treaty. Island nations and other vulnerable states depend on this strong leadership to help avoid the devastating effects of abrupt climate change that are sure to occur without aggressive action on both CO2 and other emissions such as HFCs. Washington, D.C.,

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Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Monaco (2.1), San Marino (1.9), Gibraltar (1.7), Saint Barthélemy (0.5), Saint Pierre et Miquelon (0.4), Falklands Islands (0.2), Vatican City (0.05). India), less than 3 (many African and Island countries), 3.2 (the The present fossil fuel-based Carbon Debt analysis provides a quantitative basis for such transfers and should be used by Island States, mega-delta countries and other threatened Climate Creditor countries to force urgently needed climate change action.