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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 battle for birds and nature

Wed, 30/12/2015 - 22:58

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.

Pacific Australia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Biological monitoring on Kayangel Atoll handed over to the local people

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 00:10

It is a key objective of BirdLife and its country partners to develop the skills of the local communities to manage and protect their own natural resources. On Kayangel Atoll, home to the endangered Micronesian megapode, four years of working together and training has enabled the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services of Kayangel to take over biological monitoring,

Pacific Palau Climate Change

iBird Application to help monitor ecological helth

iBird to support monitoring of ecological health in Palau

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 23:24

In Palau, technology in the form of iPods and the iBird application, is helping in the response to the threats of climate change to this Micronesian nation. And it is the local BirdLife partner, Palau Conservation Society (PCS), in association with BirdLife and the Aage V. Jensen Foundation, that is providing these innovative tools.

Pacific Palau Climate Change

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.

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

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...

Pacific Fiji Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

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.

Pacific Fiji

New Palau Conservation Society website and video showcase success

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:10

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS – BirdLife Partner) works to empower their communities to steward Palau’s environment and launched a new website and video recently showcasing their work...

Pacific Palau