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Vatuvara's terrain makes access difficult, let alone agriculture © Steve Cranwell

Exploring the untouched island of Vatuvara

Wed, 22/11/2017
This is the first time a full biological survey has ever been performed on this remote, almost untouched island in the South Pacific. The intriguing and fascinating results have redoubled the Vatuvara Foundation’s efforts to safeguard this lush wildlife haven.
The Far Eastern Curlew is threatened by Australia's proposal to redevelop a vital wetland © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock

Curlew crisis deepens: vital Australian wetlands under threat

Thu, 19/10/2017
The curlews are one of the most widespread and far-travelling of all the bird families — and also one of the most threatened. It seems that wherever they roam, habitat loss and human encroachment follows. We can’t let the Far Eastern Curlew go the same way as its fellows.
El Zarapito Siberiano se ve amenazado por la propuesta de Australia de reurbanizar un humedal vital para su supervivencia. © Wang LiQiang/ Shutterstock Por Connie Warren, BirdLife Australia

La crisis del Zarapito empeora: importantes humedales australianos bajo amenaza

Thu, 19/10/2017
Los zarapitos conforman una de las familias de aves más extendidas y más viajeras, y también una de las más amenazadas. Parece que en cualquier lugar que vagan, la pérdida de hábitat y la invasión humana los sigue. No podemos dejar que al Zarapito Siberiano le vaya de la misma manera que sus compañeros.
Between a rock and a hard place: the birds of Rapa Iti. © Fred Jacq

How we're going to save the little paradise in the Pacific

Tue, 01/08/2017
The rare native wildlife of a remote island has retreated to a precarious existence on vertical cliffs. An urgent project supported by the 2017 Birdfair is leading the counter-attack against invasive species to save the “little planet” of Rapa Iti.
Australasian Bittern, Ohiwa. © Neil Robert Hutton

Seeking the elusive "Swamp Boomers" of New Zealand

Mon, 24/07/2017
On a small lake in central Hawke’s Bay, the quest is on to find one of New Zealand’s least understood species before it vanishes forever.
New Zealand's Endangered penguin species: Yellow-eyed © Richard Robinson

Yellow eyes a warning

Wed, 05/07/2017
Look directly into the eyes of an Endangered species. Work by Forest & Bird on land is helping the Yellow-eyed Penguin, but threats at sea are very worrying
El equipo utilizó luces desde tierra para atraer al Petrel de Beck © Andre Raine

Importante avance para desvelar los secretos de una de las aves marinas más desconocidas

Fri, 30/06/2017
Un equipo de BirdLife logró finalmente capturar y marcar un Petrel de Beck, una de las aves más raras y menos conocidas del mundo. Se espera que 'Pato', nos desvele sus zonas de cría, aún desconocidas, lo que proporcionará información esencial para proteger a esta rara especie.
© Patrick Phelps

Protecting Tawaki, the rainforest penguin

Wed, 21/06/2017
Fiordland Penguins, also known as Tawaki, are about to arrive on New Zealand’s West Coast beaches.
Polynesian Ground-dove: population now set to recover from less than 200 birds © Marie-Helene Burle/Island Conservation

Paradise saved: some of world’s rarest birds rebound on Pacific islands cleared of invasive predators

Tue, 20/06/2017
Five remote Pacific islands are safe havens for four of our world’s rarest bird species following the success of ambitious island restoration project