Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:57
“Pacific Islanders must make every effort to understand and value the various species of plants and animals and natural environments that make up our island homes”. This is the call from the scientists, local to global experts and conservation practitioners who gathered at the inaugural Pacific Islands Species Forum last week in Honiara, Solomon Islands...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:40
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and environment (MNRE) have recently completed a 12-day intensive survey, with the assistance of BirdLife Pacific, of the wildlife in the highest point of Samoa – the Savaii upland cloud forest...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:20
For the past few years, the BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) Discovery Centre at Sydney’s Olympic Park has played host to EagleCam, a remote camera system which has allowed researchers to observe and record the lives of a pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles at their nest, and 2012 looks set to be another exciting year...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:16
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and its Birds in Backyards program are expanding their Powerful Owl Project based on a successful pilot program. Concentrating on owls inhabiting the urban landscape of Australia’s largest city, the project will monitor their breeding success and investigate other aspects of the population dynamics of this threatened species...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:12
Good news from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia: up to 50 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have been recorded at a single property which was placed under a covenant by BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) Woodland Birds for Biodiversity Project to protect its woodland vegetation...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:06
The fate of Australia’s Endangered south-eastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is monitored each year, and this year’s results have yielded the most birds yet...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:01
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) recently welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement that it will abandon its plan to dam the West Coast’s wild and scenic Mokihinui River. “This is a great victory for conservation, and a courageous decision by Meridian,” Forest & Bird Advocacy Manager Kevin Hackwell said..
Wed, 25/07/2012 - 22:52
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) announced recently that there is a growing acceptance that conservation and the protection of our environment must become central to all New Zealanders lives if we are to save our unique environment and secure our economy...
Wed, 25/07/2012 - 05:02
The BirdLife Pacific Secretariat has just published a user friendly guide to monitoring Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Fiji.