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Particpants at a forum at the end of a five year conservation project in the Pacific

Pacific Partnership Protects Nature for People and Wildlife

Sun, 29/11/2015 - 21:32

A five year project undertaken by BirdLife together with the European Union to protect some of the most important sites for birds and other native wildlife throughout the Pacific is coming to an end. Working with national BirdLife Partners in the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Palau, invasive alien species have been permanently removed from 10 islands and safeguarded 10 species of globally threatened wildlife such as the Polynesian Storm Petrel, Tahiti Petrel, Micronesian Megapode and the Polynesian Ground Dove. A feature of the project was the involvement of local landowners and communities who have benefited from the work to remove the invasive species.

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A sandalwood nursary providing income for local communities

Sandalwood nurseries to improve livelihoods of local Pacific communities managing Important Bird Areas

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 01:59

Helping local communities, who manage and protect important bird areas, develop sustainable livelihoods is key to nature protection in much of the Pacific. Read a case study of a local man's development of a sandalwood business in a small village on Viti Levu in Fiji.

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NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share moments, conserve sites

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 12:10

NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in the world.

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Video: Ecological, economic and intrinsic values of forests - at Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 06:00

New video from Fiji about the benefits of protecting forests- part of the 'Natural Livelihoods' video series from the Local Empowerment Programme, enjoy!

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British Government launches BirdLife project in Fiji

Wed, 24/07/2013 - 12:15

The British Government have launched a new BirdLife project to conserve Fiji’s forest. “It is a great pleasure for us at the High Commission, together with our partners at BirdLife International, to the launch a new three-year project here in Fiji,” said Mr Dan Salter - Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Fiji.

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State of Fiji's birds report launched

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 07:00

Fiji’s first ever State of Birds report ‘Fiji: State of Birds 2013’ has been launched by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti with the assistance of BirdLife International, the Department of the Environment and local ornithologists.

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Fiji Petrel gets support from the Flagship Species Fund

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 10:05

With nearly 150 applicants and only eight recipients, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti's Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel Project is proud to receive support from the prestigious Flagship Species Fund...

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Pioneering investment to protect Pacific ecosystems presents new opportunity for donors

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:42

Conservationists and stakeholders in the Pacific region urge greater community engagement, government support, and new funding approaches to build on the strong results of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) program to ensure natural resources are secured for the benefit of people.

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NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcome BirdLife Fiji staff

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 10:28

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti has now merged with the Birdlife Fiji Progamme and has welcomed two new members of staff. Together the new team are managing a combined program of work in Fiji on community, conservation, ecosystem services and environmental education...

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Nunia Thomas takes charge at NatureFiji-MareqetiViti

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 21:52

Nunia Thomas, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti’s Conservation Co-ordinator has been appointed Director, taking charge of Fiji’s most progressive local conservation organisation.

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Honey from Kadavu

Nabukelevu youth benefit from their sustainable livelihood project

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 04:36

The Nabukelevu Site Support Group (SSG) was set up in 2007 to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Mount Nabukelevu, Kadavu, Fiji. The group has gone from strength to strength in protecting their IBA, developing alternative livelihoods and providing for their future. The SSG are currently selling honey from the IBA and investing the profits in their children's education...

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A Guitar reveals the call of the Fiji Petrel

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 01:38

Strumming his guitar after a stressful day, and Eleazar O'Connor from NatureFiji-MareqetiViti makes a world first discovery...

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New video showcases community project in Fiji

Fri, 14/12/2012 - 00:26

BirdLife Pacific has released a new video about a community conservation project in Fiji...

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Merger completes in Fiji

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 03:59

BirdLife Pacific has officially transfered its Fiji program to NatureFiji-MareqetiViti - Fiji's leading local conservation organisation...

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Partnership to tackle Pacific pests

Fri, 09/11/2012 - 04:02

BirdLife Pacific and Island Conservation have signed an agreement in Fiji this week to help protect the native birds and biodiversity of Pacific islands from invasive species...

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Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 20:54

New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

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International Seabird Fellowship for Fiji staff

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 02:47

Sia Rasalato from the Birdlife International Fiji Programme is the 2012 ‘Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship Fund’ recipient. As a result, Sia will soon visit a number of American islands over the course of the summer and participate in various restoration programs - some just starting and others that are 30-year success stories...

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New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 10:57

Forest & Bird have said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil drilling in our waters.

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