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Merger completes in Fiji

Tue, 27/11/2012
BirdLife Pacific has officially transfered its Fiji program to NatureFiji-MareqetiViti - Fiji's leading local conservation organisation...

Forest & Bird calls for submissions on seabird by-catch

Sun, 11/11/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) urges people to have a say on a government plan to reduce the numbers of seabirds killed every year by the fishing industry. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40,000 seabirds die each year in New Zealand waters after getting caught in fishing nets or on fishing hooks...

Partnership to tackle Pacific pests

Fri, 09/11/2012
BirdLife Pacific and Island Conservation have signed an agreement in Fiji this week to help protect the native birds and biodiversity of Pacific islands from invasive species...

Petrels fuel Fijian exchange programme

Fri, 02/11/2012
Community members from two BirdLife Fiji Programme Site Support Groups recently visited a NatureFiji-MareqetiViti project on Gau Island to learn about petrel conservation techniques...

TIS Executive member joins IUCN Global Council

Wed, 31/10/2012
Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Executive member Ana Tiraa was voted to the IUCN Global Council at the World Conservation Congress. Ana has worked in conservation in the Pacific region for more than 20 years...

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012
New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

Falcon wins New Zealand Bird of the Year

Wed, 10/10/2012
The New Zealand falcon (karearea) has been crowned Bird of the Year in Forest & Bird’s eighth annual poll. “The karearea is a bird that’s most worthy of the title Bird of the Year,” says Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand)...

Nature still reeling from New Zealand Oil Spill

Fri, 05/10/2012
One year on from the Rena disaster, independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is still concerned at the ongoing environmental impacts of the oil spill, unrecovered containers and the shipwreck...

From Fiji to US Project Puffin – Blog by Sialesi Rasalato

Tue, 02/10/2012
In March this year, I was delighted to be awarded the Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship 2012. The fellowship allowed me to be part of a group of young biologists conducting seabird conservation studies whilst living on remote American islands off the Atlantic coast....