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Un kea, ave endémica de la zona alpina de la Isla Sur en Nueva Zelanda © Dave Buckton

En búsqueda del único loro alpino (y carnívoro)...

Fri, 14/04/2017
Hay que ser muy sigiloso para ver a un kea en su hábitat natural. Kimberley Collins nos cuenta su aventura de cuando salió en búsqueda del único loro alpino del mundo.
Un nestor kéa © Dave Buckton

La recherche du seul perroquet alpin (et...

Thu, 13/04/2017
On doit être ingénieux pour attraper un nestor kéa dans la nature. Kimberley Collins raconte comment elle a passé des jours à rechercher le seul perroquet alpin au monde.
Black Petrel chick, Little Barrier Island © Dan Burgin

Lessons from Little Barrier Island

Mon, 27/03/2017
Our Cook Islands’ BirdLife Partner Te Ipukarea Society shares their lessons learned about seabird conservation during a recent visit to Little Barrier Island, NZ.
Kea, the world's only alpine parrot © Dave Buckton

The hunt for the world's only alpine (and...

Fri, 10/03/2017
You need to be sneaky if you want to catch a Kea in the wild. This is how Forest & Bird are searching for the world’s only alpine parrot in Nelson Lakes NP, New Zealand.
Kākāpō © Shane McInnes

The guardians of the Kākāpō Kingdom

Mon, 12/12/2016
Being a kākāpō ranger is a bit like looking after a celebrity’s child. This is what life is like when you're tasked with protecting one of the world's rarest parrots.

Meeting of BirdLife’s Pacific partners showcases...

Wed, 30/11/2016
The 2016 BirdLife Pacific Partnership meeting was a celebration of the work and successes of the partners in defending and restoring nature
Predator Free New Zealand (Logo by Tim James)

New Zealand free of Invasive Predators by 2050?

Thu, 28/07/2016
In perhaps the most ambitious conservation project ever proposed, the New Zealand Government has thrown its weight behind eradicating rats, mustelids and possums from New Zealand by 2050. The introduction of these species has devastated the native flora and fauna - especially the birds.. .
Alton will now work in Taiwan to save seabirds from accidental death. © Ross Wanless

Training scientists to save seabirds

Mon, 06/06/2016
Meet Alton. He is tall, calm of character, and with a measured approach to work. He knows his fish and he knows his boats. And now he has become a seabird identification expert too – he works in Taiwan to teach fisheries observers to save seabirds from accidental death.
Iconic New Zealand parrot, the Kākā: Tomas Sobek

Return of Kākā to Wellington sparks controversy

Tue, 31/05/2016
The success of Wellington's Zealandia Sanctuary in reintroducing species long locally extinct is creating controversy about potential conflict with the new inhabitants.

Battle against expected rat explosion funded by...

Mon, 30/05/2016
The Department of Conservation in New Zealand (DOC) has been allocated an extra $20.7 million to help fight back against an expected pest population boom caused by a heavy forest seeding, or mast. While this is good news, at the same time the Department has had its core funding cut.

Forest & Bird launches ambitious strategy for...

Fri, 18/03/2016
Forest & Bird (BirdLife New Zealand), the country's largest and oldest non government conservation organisation, has launched a new Strategy for Nature which looks out to 2040 and sets ambitious and aspirational goals. It is based on the vision of, in Aotearoa (New Zealand), ecological resilience being at the heart of everything the community does..

Forest & Bird and Birds New Zealand complete...

Fri, 11/03/2016
The identification of the Marine Important Bird Areas of New Zealand has been completed in a collaboration between BirdLife partner Forest & Bird and Birds New Zealand. These cover sites at sea; coastal sites and islands; and rivers, estuaries, coastal lagoons and harbours
Chatham Island Taiko Chick

Record breeding season for Chatham Island tāiko

Thu, 25/02/2016
A record number of Taiko chicks a big step for a bird thought extinct until 1978. 22 chicks from 26 eggs is a massive lift for a species with a world population of less than 150

New Zealand Fairy Tern – critically endangered...

Tue, 26/01/2016
One of the world's rarest birds, and New Zealand Sea Bird of the Year in 2014, the New Zealand Fairy Tern, faces yet another push onto the slide to extinction from a group wanting to destroy the mangroves in its main habitat, that are essential to its survival. Around half of the ten or so pairs remaining in the world breed at the beautiful Northland harbour of Mangawhai. Now they are threatened by a group of locals who want to remove the mangroves that a recent study by BirdLife partner, Forest & Bird, has shown are essential to the Fairy Tern survival.
BirdLife will continue to work through the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission towards seabird protection to 25°S, something that has already been achieved in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Hard work not over yet for seabird protection in...

Wed, 13/01/2016
Breakthrough for saving seabirds from longline fishing mortality in the north Pacific, but there’s a catch
There are less than 150 Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove remaining in the world. This project has more than doubled the safe habitat available for them. Photo: © Marie-Helene Burle

2015 saw some important successes in the Pacific...

Wed, 30/12/2015
2015 was a big year for conservation in the Pacific. The year saw the completion of the Acteon & Gambier project in French Polynesia giving sanctuary to eight globally threatened and near threatened birds (5 of which are seabirds), two turtle and seventeen nationally threatened endemic plant species. New marine sanctuaries and reserve proposals in Palau, New Zealand and the Cook Islands supported by BirdLife partners. Across the Pacific partnership with BirdLife and with our other partners makes a real difference for nature.
A rat attacks a keruru egg

Rat plague crisis about to hit New Zealand says...

Sun, 29/11/2015
BirdLife New Zealand partner, Forest & Bird is predicting a pest plague next winter and spring given the significant level of beech flowering occurring now. This will lead to an abundance of seed the next autumn which in turn leads to an eruption of rat and stoat predator populations. When seed supplies run out these predators turn on endangered birds such as mōhua, kākā, kea, whio and kiwi. Forest & Bird is seeking an urgent commitment by the New Zealand Government to commit to emergency funding for substantial pest control