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Plight of wetland bird recognised in Australia

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 07:51

Why is the Australian Painted Snipe being placed on the national Endangered List good news? It means that the beleaguered shorebird can finally receive the level of protection that it needs to survive...

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Suwarrow Blog 14 - Breeding season peaks as a moonlit feline stowaway appears

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 13:05

Today the crew are gathering seabird survey results, watching out for ominous rainclouds and wondering at the provenance of the newest resident to emerge from the shadows...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

Suwarrow Blog 13 - Larcenous saboteurs and creative crab-chefs

Fri, 17/05/2013 - 13:06

Today the team search for more islets with rat inhabitants and find the inquisitive coconut crabs have a culinary bent...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

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