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Amazing 2012 breeding season for Tahiti Monarch

Tue, 16/04/2013
The Critically Endangered Tahiti Monarch has enjoyed its most successful breeding season since Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie began an intensive programme of nest protection in 1998.

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcome BirdLife Fiji staff

Tue, 16/04/2013
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti has now merged with the Birdlife Fiji Progamme and has welcomed two new members of staff. Together the new team are managing a combined program of work in Fiji on community, conservation, ecosystem services and environmental education...

Nunia Thomas takes charge at NatureFiji-MareqetiViti

Wed, 27/03/2013
Nunia Thomas, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti’s Conservation Co-ordinator has been appointed Director, taking charge of Fiji’s most progressive local conservation organisation.

Happy Birthday Forest & Bird

Wed, 27/03/2013
Donald Stewart, Director of the BirdLife Pacific Partnership, wishes Happy 90th Birthday to our BirdLife Partner in New Zealand.

New Zealand Storm-petrel discovered breeding 50 km from Auckland City

Mon, 04/03/2013

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized Ne

Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013
In early February, TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Communications and Membership Coordinator, Luana Bosanquet-Heays attended the Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference...

Empowering Local Communities in Fiji

Thu, 28/02/2013
Fiji's Sisi Initiative Site Support Group was recently celebrated with an award ceremony in the Natewa Tunuloa IBA for winning their Equator Prize 2012. During the ceremony Sisi announced how their community protected forest is benefiting their fisheries, and how they are also starting an ambitious new project in their IBA...

BirdLife Partnering to battle invasive species

Wed, 27/02/2013
Over the last five hundred years, invasive alien species (IAS) have been partly or wholly responsible for the extinction of at least 65 bird species, making this the most common contributory factor in recent losses to the world’s avifauna. The BirdLife Partnership are working together to address this most important of threats, including developing a global programme which will build on the successes and lessons from the Pacific, among others...

Hooded Plover rescue in Oz

Tue, 26/02/2013
Monitoring threatened species takes on many forms — not only keeping an eye on populations or nesting attempts, but also looking after the individual birds themselves.