A blog maintained by Tevita Kete, PGR Officer
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji Islands
This weblog documents the activities of Pacific Agricultural Genetic Resources Network (PAPGREN), along with other information on plant genetic resources (PGR) in the Pacific.
The myriad varieties found within cultivated plants are fundamental to the present and future productivity of agriculture. PAPGREN, which is coordinated by the Land Resources Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), helps Pacific countries and territories to conserve their crop genetic diversity sustainably, with technical assistance from the Bioversity International (BI) and support from NZAID and ACIAR.
SPC also hosts the Centre of Pacific Crops and Trees (CEPaCT). The CEPaCT maintains regional in vitro collections of crops important to the Pacific and carries out research on tissue culture technology. The CEPaCT Adviser is Dr Mary Taylor (MaryT@spc.int), the CEPaCT Curator is Ms Valerie Tuia (ValerieT@spc.int).
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Mr Tianeti Beenna Ioane
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Mr Jimi Saelea
Mr Tony Jansen
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Posted 2:32 PM by Tevita
8 small islands in Manus sink (PNG – SEA LEVEL RISE : THE NATIONAL)
From : Pacnews
23 OCTOBER 2007 PORT MORESBY (Pacnews) ----The atolls in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Manus province face threat of sinking due to rising sea level as a result of climatic changes.
The National reports so far eight smaller islands were reported to have already sunk.
Alarmingly measurements taken from the sea levels gadget located at the Momote airport showed that the sea level is rising at 8mm a year.
Manus has a population of about 50,000 in which 40% live on the outer smaller islands, and if worse comes to worse, about 25,000 people would have to be relocated.
Manus along with the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and Milne Bay province are experiencing the effects of rising sea levels.
Experts predicted that in 10-30 years the atolls in those affected provinces would be under water and people would have to be relocated.
Pollution was the major contributor to climatic change and had brought about changes in the environment in which PNG is now experiencing.Apart from the rising sea levels in the Islands region, killer diseases like malaria had reportedly reached the highlands region. People living in higher altitude areas are now able to plant betelnut and coconut trees that do not normally grow in such places before. …..PNS(ENDS)
You do realize, don't you, that those are islands are SINKING - not being inundated by rising seas?Post a Comment
It's not even logical to think that the sea could be rising faster just in that tiny area than anywhere else. You understand that don't you?
THEN STOP PASSING ON THE PROPAGANDA!!!!!!
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