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Until now, most countries have interpreted their responsibility over reefs as the need to protect them from local threats such as water pollution and overfishing.
A government has been overthrown and local landowners have taken to blocking the roads with stones, and even reportedly confronting miners with bows and arrows.
The vast majority of Pacific Islanders in the Wallabies squad, for example, are Australian-born sons of migrants, or migrated to Australia at a young age.
Henderson Island in the Pitcairn group is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world.
Papua New Guinea’s government claims its failure to pay annual dues to the United Nations was an administrative error.
A Russian millionaire is in advanced talks with the Kiribati Government to lease three uninhabited islands and establish an alternative Russia.
In Australia and the US, sound climate policy is being held hostage by vested interests.