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Suwarrow Blog Nine – Working through the wasps

Sun, 05/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. With the team safely on Suwarrow they get to work preparing for the operation whilst trying to avoid an army of wasps…

Suwarrow Blog Eight – Land ahoy!

Fri, 03/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today they land on Suwarrow and are welcomed by swarms of seabirds, sharks and crabs…

Suwarrow Blog Seven – All at sea

Thu, 02/05/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. During this latest blog the team are out at sea and dealing with breaking tow-ropes, noisy generators and Cookie-cutter Sharks…

Suwarrow Blog Six – Setting sail

Mon, 29/04/2013
The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today the team have finally left Rarotonga’s main harbour and are heading north hoping to spy Sperm whales...

Suwarrow Blog Five – A motley crew and mixed...

Sat, 27/04/2013
Today the team finish loading the Southern Cross, we learn that Ian loves eggs, and that Nick feels like he’s living in a childhood adventure book…

Suwarrow Blog Four – A very Pacific voyage

Tue, 23/04/2013
The third of many blogs from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. In this blog the team load their boat with supplies and learn about the traditional canoe which will bring them back…

Suwarrow Blog Two – A beacon of hope

Mon, 22/04/2013
The second of many blogs from award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are preparing spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific. In this blog Nick visits the Takitumu Conservation Area and learns how the Rarotonga Monarch shows how invasive species control can make a significant impact…

Suwarrow Blogger – Introducing Nick Hayward

Fri, 19/04/2013
An introduction to award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward who is part of a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are about to spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific...

Suwarrow Blog One – Team arrives in the Cook...

Thu, 18/04/2013
The first of many blogs from award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are preparing spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific...

Suwarrow Blog Introduction - Follow BirdLife’s...

Wed, 17/04/2013
Follow live updates from the BirdLife team as they spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific. Suwarrow Atoll, a necklace of remote Cook Islands land forms, has been renowned for many things over the centuries; a Pacific treasure trove, a hermit’s paradise and a birder’s wonderland. It would be perfect except for an invasion of rats....

Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013
In early February, TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Communications and Membership Coordinator, Luana Bosanquet-Heays attended the Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference...

TIS Executive member joins IUCN Global Council

Wed, 31/10/2012
Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Executive member Ana Tiraa was voted to the IUCN Global Council at the World Conservation Congress. Ana has worked in conservation in the Pacific region for more than 20 years...
The Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna and his Pacific Islands Forum colleagues have backed an initiative to recognise the widespread economic, social and environmental impacts of invasive species.

Cook Islands PM urges Pacific-wide action to...

Sun, 23/09/2012
The Cook Islands Prime Minister Hon. Henry Puna and his Pacific Islands Forum colleagues have backed an initiative to recognise the widespread economic, social and environmental impacts of invasive species.
(Benedict.adam; Flickr.com)

Cook Islands unveils world's largest marine...

Thu, 13/09/2012
The world’s largest marine park has been launched in the Cook Islands located in the Pacific Ocean.
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

Rodent eradication in Palau shows early signs of...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.