News Pacific

Suwarrow Blog Twelve – Rainy days and frigatebird dance-offs

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 07:00

The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Wet weather has brought with it some bad news for the operation...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

The case of the missing Kokako...

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 10:20

A blog from Forest & Bird's (BirdLife in New Zealand) Mandy Herrick as she describes the case of Duncan the missing Kokako...

Pacific New Zealand Preventing Extinctions

Suwarrow Blog Eleven – Coral moonscapes and cool tropical trade winds

Sat, 11/05/2013 - 10:00

The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today the team reclaim their machete from a robber crab and enjoy the ‘modern’ comforts of Anchorage while contemplating a new departure date...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog Ten – The enemy emerges and coconut-crushing ‘robber crabs’ entertain

Wed, 08/05/2013 - 09:25

Today the crew take a well-earned break and spy their furry quarry...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog Nine – Working through the wasps

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 07:00

The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. With the team safely on Suwarrow they get to work preparing for the operation whilst trying to avoid an army of wasps…

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog Eight – Land ahoy!

Fri, 03/05/2013 - 07:00

The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today they land on Suwarrow and are welcomed by swarms of seabirds, sharks and crabs…

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog Seven – All at sea

Thu, 02/05/2013 - 08:00

The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. During this latest blog the team are out at sea and dealing with breaking tow-ropes, noisy generators and Cookie-cutter Sharks…

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog Six – Setting sail

Mon, 29/04/2013 - 19:00

The latest blog from wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) eradicating rats from Suwarrow – a seabird mecca in the South Pacific. Today the team have finally left Rarotonga’s main harbour and are heading north hoping to spy Sperm whales...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog Five – A motley crew and mixed cargoes

Sat, 27/04/2013 - 00:00

Today the team finish loading the Southern Cross, we learn that Ian loves eggs, and that Nick feels like he’s living in a childhood adventure book…

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species