By lifting their gaze to the treetops rather than poking around on the ground, researchers discovered eight new species of masked bees.
The climate migration deal has been dubbed as offering Tuvaluans a lifeline, but others say it is a neocolonial arrangement that does not tackle rising ocean levels.
Pacific Island nations face disproportionate threats from climate change. Rural Fijians are seeing the effects now and are worried for the future.
The new $100 million Blackrock peacekeeping training facility in Fiji has high ambitions, but will need Australia’s ongoing support to succeed.
Though hard to quantify, the social consequences of climate change are vast.
Many ‘myths’ are authentic memories of human pasts, told by people who passed down precise accounts of their history.
Examining how military coups unfold is crucial to understanding a country’s path back to democracy.
Many Pacific islanders would likely not feel exploited serving in a foreign army; they would see it as an honourable duty that comes with economic benefits to improve their lives.
By reflecting on the violent origins of the Canadian sugar industry, we can bring wider attention to the exploitation underpinning the history of Canadian cuisine.
Big resorts, cruise ships and visitor numbers are all up for debate across the Pacific, but economic pressure may test how post-pandemic reality lives up to the sustainability rhetoric.
Residents are living with the impacts of climate change and know it’s happening. But leaving their homes would strike at the heart of their identity.
Fijians go to the polls next week, but the country’s constitution still entrenches ultimate power and authority in the military.
Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’, is on the way back as borders open. But critics say the largely unregulated industry is overdue for change.
Our research into tourism tropes shows how advertising campaigns in Pacific nations recycle some troubling stereotypes.
Fiji is open for tourists but visitors need to be careful not to add extra strain to the country’s already struggling health system.
When Pacific Forum economic ministers meet today in Vanuatu, the region’s troubled airline sector should be high on their agenda.
For Pacific Islands, climate change trumps all other threats to their security. While they welcome Australia’s new emission targets, this is an issue of survival that demands greater ambition.
While Australia worries about Chinese influence, Pacific nations are more worried about climate change. By boosting climate ambition, Australia could be the region’s security partner of choice.
China seeks two main things from the region – one diplomatic and one strategic.
Knowing whether it’s safe to travel is harder in the age of COVID. This travel guide may help.