Sea-level rise data suggest some islands in Micronesia were possibly settled much earlier than supposed — ScienceDaily

Spread across vast distances, the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean are thought to have been populated by humans in two distinct migrations beginning approximately 3,330 years ago. The first…

Aid spending soared to record level in Pacific islands as COVID hit

SYDNEY, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A record $3.3 billion in aid flowed to the Pacific islands in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a 33% increase on the previous year,…

New data reveals severe impact of European contact with Pacific islands — ScienceDaily

Pacific island nations suffered severe depopulation from introduced diseases as a consequence of contact with European vessels, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. The research, published…

Hydropower dams induce widespread species extinctions across Amazonian forest islands, research finds — ScienceDaily

Deforestation, habitat loss and fragmentation are linked and are driving the ongoing biodiversity crisis, with hydropower to blame for much of this degradation. In lowland tropical forests, river damming typically…

National parks — islands in a desert? Effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in national parks is associated with socioeconomic conditions — ScienceDaily

Despite commendable conservation efforts and investments by governments, NGOs and international as well as national conservation agencies, biodiversity continues to decline across the globe. One of the key strategies to…