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Forest & Bird welcomes Government’s mining decision

Mon, 26/07/2010
Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) welcomes the Government’s decision to maintain the protection of New Zealand’s core conservation land as a victory for the environment and the people of New Zealand.

Important Bird Areas in the Pacific region identified

Mon, 12/07/2010
A quarter of the World’s critically endangered birds hovering on extinction are from the Pacific region, the challenge now is to do everything possible to save endangered Pacific bird species before it is too late...

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010
BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.

Birds Fly into the Red

Thu, 03/06/2010
The worst fears of shorebird experts in Australia were realised recently when it became clear that reclamation of the extensive mudflats at Saemangeum in the Yellow Sea had caused alarming declines in populations of migratory waders which use the area as a stopover on their annual pilgrimage to Australia. Without these mudflats, the waders had nowhere to stop over and feed on invertebrates to refuel for their arduous journey.

Regent Honeyeaters at home in the wild

Thu, 27/05/2010
Thirty-six of the 44 captive-bred Regent Honeyeaters released in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park two weeks ago have been confirmed at home in the wild.

Forest & Bird delivers 4000 anti-mining submissions

Tue, 25/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) and other environmental organisations today handed over about 4000 anti-mining submissions to the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) in Wellington.

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local community support, Fiji

Fri, 21/05/2010
Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity

Forest & Bird calls for action over Hector’s dolphin deaths

Wed, 19/05/2010
Forest & Bird (BirdLife Partner in New Zealand) calls on the Ministers of Fisheries and Conservation to better protect New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins following news of two dolphin deaths in fishing nets, kept quiet by the Government until today.

Sun, sea and saving birds: A Pacific cruise of a lifetime

Thu, 13/05/2010
If the thought that saving a species from extinction while soaking up the sun and scenery on a Pacific cruise appeals to you, then you will be interested in the following opportunity from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK).