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A special bird - New Zealand Black Petrel.  Photo by Karen Baird

Who will win Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 23:02

Forest & Bird's annual Bird of the Year competition has kicked off again. 50 birds, many backed by local celebrities, all vying for the crown of New Zealand's top bird!

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We estimate 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.

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 09:27

Largest conservation project ever in French Polynesia hits historic milestone. The Acteon & Gambier island restoration operation makes an unprecedented contribution to saving one of our world’s rarest birds and a number of other endangered species from extinction.

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The fifth report from the islands in our extensive Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation. Anthony & Heimana (locals from Tureia) rolling up the prickly invasive plant, Lantana. Photo: Steve Cranwell; BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #5 - all just beaches and coconuts?

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 14:29

Even if an island is not inhabited anymore, the legacy of negative human impact on an environment requires real determination and effort to fix and restore.

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Operation Restoration - island update #4 - "We found the remote atoll!" Photo: Steve Cranwell, BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #4 - Endangered birds found, and sharks

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 10:30

The Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove is one of the world’s rarest birds. Find out more about how the team are even braving sharks to save them, and how you can help.

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Operation Restoration underway: restoring a Pacific paradise - island update #1

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 16:32

One of BirdLife’s most adventurous projects. The largest conservation project in French Polynesia ever. An incredibly remote location. A huge number of species to benefit. Six rare and endangered bird species to be saved. An enormous logistical challenge. Helicopter. Boats. GPS. Storms. Lightning. And wildlife. Restoring a tropical paradise in the Pacific… The Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation has begun.

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New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:56

Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia

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Seasonal help needed for tropical sandpiper

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 15:59

We have raised 76% of the funds needed to restore six stunningly beautiful Pacific islands next year but we still need your help.

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Creating a Pacific Sanctuary

Wed, 10/12/2014 - 11:33

Pacific islands are under siege by invasive species, carelessly and un-naturally introduced by humans, and which are causing devastating problems for nature and people.

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Well earned success for researchers from the Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Moeumu Uili)

Strange looking bird makes welcome reappearance

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:55

One of the world’s least known (and frankly, strangest looking) birds has been photographed on the Samoan island of Savai’i by researchers.

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