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Pioneering investment to protect Pacific ecosystems presents new opportunity for donors

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:42

Conservationists and stakeholders in the Pacific region urge greater community engagement, government support, and new funding approaches to build on the strong results of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) program to ensure natural resources are secured for the benefit of people.

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Suwarrow Blog Two – A beacon of hope

Mon, 22/04/2013 - 09:47

The second of many blogs from award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are preparing spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific. In this blog Nick visits the Takitumu Conservation Area and learns how the Rarotonga Monarch shows how invasive species control can make a significant impact…

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Suwarrow Blogger – Introducing Nick Hayward

Fri, 19/04/2013 - 16:05

An introduction to award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward who is part of a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are about to spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific...

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Thousands of Kiwis show their love for DOC

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 07:00

Messages of support from thousands of New Zealanders are being stuck onto Department of Conservation (DOC) office windows across the country, as part of a national Love DOC Day today...

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Suwarrow Blog One – Team arrives in the Cook Islands

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 07:00

The first of many blogs from award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are preparing spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific...

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Regent flight to recovery

Thu, 18/04/2013 - 07:00

Around 40 captive bred Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater will be released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park in Victoria’s North-east tomorrow according to BirdLife Australia...

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Suwarrow Blog Introduction - Follow BirdLife’s Suwarrow Atoll adventure

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 14:00

Follow live updates from the BirdLife team as they spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific. Suwarrow Atoll, a necklace of remote Cook Islands land forms, has been renowned for many things over the centuries; a Pacific treasure trove, a hermit’s paradise and a birder’s wonderland. It would be perfect except for an invasion of rats....

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Amazing 2012 breeding season for Tahiti Monarch

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 10:44

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.

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NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcome BirdLife Fiji staff

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 10:28

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...

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Nunia Thomas takes charge at NatureFiji-MareqetiViti

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 21:52

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

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Happy Birthday Forest & Bird

Wed, 27/03/2013 - 21:28

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

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

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 17:13

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in...

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Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 23:52

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

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Empowering Local Communities in Fiji

Thu, 28/02/2013 - 23:05

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...

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BirdLife Partnering to battle invasive species

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 22:54

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...

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Hooded Plover rescue in Oz

Tue, 26/02/2013 - 04:48

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.

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Nabukelevu youth benefit from their sustainable livelihood project

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 04:36

The Nabukelevu Site Support Group (SSG) was set up in 2007 to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Mount Nabukelevu, Kadavu, Fiji. The group has gone from strength to strength in protecting their IBA, developing alternative livelihoods and providing for their future. The SSG are currently selling honey from the IBA and investing the profits in their children's education...

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

Mon, 25/02/2013 - 01:21

Researchers are elated to find the sparrow-sized New Zealand Storm-petrel, thought extinct until 2003, is breeding on Little Barrier Island Hauturu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

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