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Artwork by Arison Kul from Lae Papua New Guinea.

Pacific Island bats are utterly fascinating, yet under threat and overlooked. Meet 4 species

There are 191 different species of bat across the Pacific Island. They are vital parts of the region’s biodiversity, and many species have cultural significance.
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Storm warning: a new long-range tropical cyclone outlook is set to reduce disaster risk for Pacific Island communities

Tropical cyclones account for almost four in five natural disasters across Pacific Island nations. But a new forecasting tool now gives up to four months warning for the upcoming cyclone season.
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Their fate isn’t sealed: Pacific nations can survive climate change – if locals take the lead

Pacific communities have always been resilient, surviving on islands in the middle of oceans for more than 3,000 years. But climate change is an unprecedented challenge.
Fish are attracted to floating objects, especially with dangling ropes or nets. WorldFish/Flickr

Tens of thousands of tuna-attracting devices are drifting around the Pacific

Fishers who hunt wild tuna use fish’s natural attraction to floating objects to lure them to known positions near GPS-equipped rafts. However, these rafts are attracting increasing concern.

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