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The fifth report from the islands in our extensive Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation. Anthony & Heimana (locals from Tureia) rolling up the prickly invasive plant, Lantana. Photo: Steve Cranwell; BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #5 - all just beaches and coconuts?

Fri, 03/07/2015
Even if an island is not inhabited anymore, the legacy of negative human impact on an environment requires real determination and effort to fix and restore.
Operation Restoration - island update #4 - "We found the remote atoll!" Photo: Steve Cranwell, BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #4 - Endangered birds found, and sharks

Fri, 26/06/2015
The Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove is one of the world’s rarest birds. Find out more about how the team are even braving sharks to save them, and how you can help.

Operation Restoration underway: restoring a Pacific paradise - island update #1

Fri, 12/06/2015
One of BirdLife’s most adventurous projects. The largest conservation project in French Polynesia ever. An incredibly remote location. A huge number of species to benefit. Six rare and endangered bird species to be saved. An enormous logistical challenge. Helicopter. Boats. GPS. Storms. Lightning. And wildlife. Restoring a tropical paradise in the Pacific… The Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation has begun.

New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

Mon, 23/03/2015
Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia

Seasonal help needed for tropical sandpiper

Mon, 22/12/2014
We have raised 76% of the funds needed to restore six stunningly beautiful Pacific islands next year but we still need your help.

Creating a Pacific Sanctuary

Wed, 10/12/2014

Pacific islands are under siege by invasive species,

Well earned success for researchers from the Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Moeumu Uili)

Strange looking bird makes welcome reappearance

Thu, 23/01/2014
One of the world’s least known (and frankly, strangest looking) birds has been photographed on the Samoan island of Savai’i by researchers.

BirdLife’s action through insight

Fri, 27/12/2013
The BirdLife Partnership's combination of conservation science and practical experience at the local level has delivered innovative solutions to conservation challenges in 2013.
Superb Fairywren has been named Australia's favourite bird

Superb result: True blue Aussie named Australia’s favourite bird

Tue, 12/11/2013
Superb Fairywren has been named Australia's favourite bird after a national poll by BirdLife Australia saw more than 8,000 people vote throughout October.