Parvati.org Leads “Why MAPS” Campaign For The Sake of Our World

Nuku’alofa – September 10, 2019: 4.15pm (Enviro News): Saving the Artic Ocean is a must if we are to save our ocean and its resources, an all-volunteer international non-profit organization has stated. Parvati.org has launched its most recent online viral campaign in support of MAPS, the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary. The organisation said MAPS is Read More …

Tonga reports on Biodiversity work

Nuku’alofa – September 9, 2019: 2.30pm (Enviro News): Tonga attended the ‘GLOBAL CONSULTATION ON THE POST-2020 GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK IN RELATION TO ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING AND THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL’ in Nairobi, Kenya at the end of August. Tonga was represented at this meeting by Mrs Ta’hirih Fifita Hokafonu, the Principal Assistant Secretary, Principal Biodiversity Officer, and Read More …

Five schools in Solomon Islands trial solutions to reduce plastics

Honiara, SOLOMONS – August 22, 2019: 1.30pm (UNDP): Five Honiara schools are trying for 10 weeks to replace single-use plastics in their lunch service through a new waste management initiative.   Koloale, Florence Young and Emmaus schools are trialing a refundable-fee scheme, which involves lunch vendors or the school canteen serving lunches in reusable containers. Read More …

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis

Geneva – August 19, 2019: 2.40pm (THE GUARDIAN): From giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference.  The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, Read More …

EU provides Tuvalu with waste Transfer Station

Funafuti, TUVALU – August 15, 2019: 2pm (EU): The European Union (EU) has strengthened Tuvalu’s capacity to sustainably manage waste by providing the low-lying atoll Pacific nation with its first waste Transfer Station in the capital, Funafuti yesterday. Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and natural disasters. It is Read More …