Experts share critical lessons on saving mangroves

London, ENGLAND – August 6, 2020: 2,45pm (COMSEC): Mangroves are disappearing at an alarming rate, with conservationists across the Commonwealth striving to save them from local extinction.  These nearshore forests that straddle land and sea provide a range of vital services to both humans and fish, such as coastal protection.  In a recent webinar organised Read More …

Life Below Water: Transparency and Innovation will Help Build Ocean Resilience

By Courtney Farthing  New York – USA – July 21, 2020 (GLOBAL FISHING WATCH): The world is at a standstill. Over the last few months, COVID-19 has challenged health systems, crippled economies, and put our most vulnerable at risk. The pandemic has impacted almost every community worldwide,  leaving us uncertain about what the future holds. Read More …

14 received Restricted Skipper Master Class 5 certificates

Nuku’alofa – July 16, 2020: 1.30pm (Tourism Tonga): A total of 14 locals have been awarded with the Certified Restricted Skipper Master Class 5 certificates in whale watching, as part of a training organised by the Ministry of Tourism here in Nuku’alofa. The 14 were awarded at a certificate presentation ceremony held at Lata’anga, on Read More …

Tonga’s first State of Environment Report launched on World Environment Day

Nuku’alofa – June 5, 2020: 12.30pm (Enviro News): The Prime Minster, Honourable Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, had today launched Tonga’s first ever State of Environment Report on the closing of the week-long commemoration of World Environment Day in Cabinet, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. World Environment Day is a yearly event organized by the United Nations Environment Programme and is Read More …

Dr Katy Soapi – the Innovator Protecting our Oceans in Solomon Islands

Honiara, SOLOMONS – June 4, 2020: 4.20pm (WORLD BANK): Dr Katy Soapi’s work researching marine Genetic Resources has played an important role in ongoing United Nations negotiations over the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Dr Katy is also one of the founders of the Tetepare Descendants’ Association Read More …