June 13, 2019
Palau Legacy Project co-founder Jennifer Koskelin at Island Voices in Tahiti. Photo: Pew Charitable Trust / Pew Polynésie Française

Tradition could be key to sustainable fishing, Palau campaigner

An environmental campaigner from Palau says tradition could be the key to more sustainable fishing.
June 13, 2019
American Samoa moves to ban styrofoam products

American Samoa moves to ban styrofoam products

The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency has helped shape legislation looking to ban styrofoam products.
June 13, 2019
Cook Islands moves to ban single-use plastic

Cook Islands moves to ban single-use plastic

A Bill banning single use plastics is set to go before the Cook Islands Parliament before the end of the year.
June 13, 2019
This picture, from January 2019, shows a healthy reef off the coast of Tahiti, French Polynesia. Photo: Supplied / Coral Gardeners

‘Barren underworld’ – coral bleaching and the perilous forecast for Pacific reefs

When Kristine Zipfel jumped into the sea off Mo'orea, she expected to open her eyes to an underwater world teeming with life and colour.
June 7, 2019
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World Oceans Day from Chris Cocker

June 8 is World Oceans Day and it is our collective responsibility to look after the Pacific Ocean and its resources says SPTO Chief Executive Officer, Chris Cocker.
June 7, 2019
Group photo of the workshop

SPTO Participated in the Agritourism Workshop in PNG

The Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Office coordinated a workshop on Agritourism, with the view to promote linkages in the Agri-food and Agritourism sectors in Port Moresby on May 27-28.
June 6, 2019
Carnival Cruise Lines Hit With $20 Million Penalty For Environmental Crimes

Carnival Cruise Lines Hit With $20 Million Penalty For Environmental Crimes

The cruise line giant Carnival Corporation and its Princess subsidiary have agreed to pay a criminal penalty of $20 million for environmental violations such as dumping plastic waste into the ocean.
June 6, 2019
Sustainability a Key Part of Tourism Policies, But More Still to Be Done UNWT-UN Environment Report Notes

Sustainability a Key Part of Tourism Policies, But More Still to Be Done, UNWTO/UN Environment Report Notes

Countries around the world are integrating sustainability in their tourism policies but the evidence on the results of their implementation remains limited, research carried out for the first “Baseline Report on the Integration of Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns into Tourism Policies” has found.
June 5, 2019
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New buoy in Fagatele Bay

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners have launched a new buoy in Fagatele Bay within NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.
June 5, 2019
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Raffe Hotels and Resorts Partners with Oceanic Global

Raffe Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that it is partnering with global NGO, Oceanic Global, to work towards eliminating all single use plastics from the operations of Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel.
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