News Pacific

A small window of opportunity to save the unique birds of Rapa

Thu, 13/10/2016
Restoration of Rapa in French Polynesia will create a sea bird sanctuary if we take the chance

New Zealand’s Department of Conservation help staff of Cook Islands' partner save the Rarotonga Flycatcher

Wed, 12/10/2016
Rescuing the Rarotonga Flycatcher from the brink of extinction is one of the great conservation successes of the Cook Islands

Building a future for the Cook Islands' Mangaia Kingfisher

Wed, 12/10/2016
Unique kingfisher has a brighter future thanks to a new community management programme promoted by BirdLife Cook Island's partner Te Ipukarea Society

Protect a Little Paradise

Mon, 15/08/2016
BirdLife Cook Islands Partner launches a partnership with hotels and resorts to `give a little back' and help protect the environment and biodiversity of the Cooks. The new initiative is known as Mana Tiaki and is already attracting growing support.
Chris Gaskin lining up a Beck's Petrel from his kayak. Photo © Jez Bird

What the Beck's?

Mon, 01/08/2016
The team are back from their expedition to find the nesting grounds of Beck's Petrel, a small seabird facing an uncertain future... Did they capture one with their net gun?

BirdLife steps up conservation work in Vanuatu

Sun, 31/07/2016
Vanuatu is one of the Pacific's biodiversity hot spots. With the support of the Critically Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife has been working to help the Vanuatu Environment Advocacy Network (VEAN) build capacity and protect nature.

Mongoose on the loose in Tonga

Sun, 31/07/2016
The escape two small Indian mongooses from a container imported into Tonga from Fiji poses a real threat to the wildlife of the island country. BirdLife's Invasive Alien Species Programme Manager Steve Cranwell, was called into help.
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.. .
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.