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NUKU’ALOFA-June 15: 3.30pm (Environment News): The Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) unit here at the Department of Environment are continuing to test and monitor waters in and around the new Domestic Wharf on the Ma’ufanga waterfront.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 14: 3.10pm (R2R Media): Hoi villagers here on Tongatapu have agreed to work on securing their childrens’ future by agreeing to implement a mangrove re-planting project along their village coastline, in partnership with the Tonga Ridge To Reef project.
NEW YORK, UN Headquarters – June 9: 4.28pm (UN News Centre): The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York this week.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 8: 10.25am (R2R News): The Sea Education Association vessel, Robert C Seaman, opened its doors for a short tour on board by staff of the Environment Department and the Geology Department this morning at the Vuna Wharf here in Nuku’alofa, as part of the World Oceans Day observed internationally.
NEW YORK, UN Headquarters-June 8: 10.24am (PIFS Media): The Blue Pacific is the world’s largest oceanic continent, made up of a grouping of Pacific island countries and territories, engaged in innovative and unique initiatives that show leadership toward strong regional ocean governance and the sustainable management and conservation of the ocean and its resources.
NUKU’ALOFA-June 7: 12.22pm (Environment News): The Department of Environment has organised a number of activities this week to mark Environment Week.
NEW YORK, UN Headquarters – June 7: 10.25am (Environment News): Discarded or abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost gear, is responsible for at least one-tenth of all marine debris, the UN Oceans Conference heard yesterday.
NEW YORK, UN Headquarters – June 7: 10.10am (Environment News): The Kingdom of Tonga opened the first official event on Deep Sea Science for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York yesterday.
‘Connecting People to Nature’ BY CRISTIANA PASCA PALMER – Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity MONTREAL, Canada – June 5 : 9.28am (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity): Reconnecting ourselves to nature is sometimes easier said than done.
By DAME MEG TAYLOR SUVA, Fiji- June 2: 10.15am (PIFS): Pacific voyagers had been navigating their way across the Pacific Ocean for a thousand years before their European counterparts began to venture into it.