Tue, 31/07/2012 - 02:16
Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 01:20
The Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP MANU - BirdLife in French Polynesia) has started a rescue program for grounded petrels and shearwaters attracted by lights on Tahiti. Following awareness raising activities by SOP MANU, the number of grounded Near Threatened Tahiti Petrel has risen from 10 to over 100 birds per annum. “This is thought to be the tip off the ice-berg, with the number of seabirds being attracted to bright lights at night is likely to be much higher”, said Lucie Faulquier from SOP MANU.
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 00:49
In total, 51% of all threatened birds are being driven towards extinction by invasive alien species. The problem is especially acute on oceanic islands where 75% of threatened birds are affected. In an effort to address this serious threat, the Pacific Partnership of BirdLife International has received renewed support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to protect globally important seabird colonies by eradicating invasive alien species...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 03:22
A new guidebook has been published by SCO (BirdLife in New Caledonia) which gives a concise description of the breeding, migratory and sea birds found within the Pacific country...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 03:08
It looked like 'just another forested hillside' but Bob and Tar - the Fiji Petrel detector Dogs proved otherwise - they found the first significant colony of Vulnerable Collared Petrels to date...
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...
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