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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.
Eradicating invasive alien species from islands is a tool proven to protect biodiversity and help restore ecosystem processes

International experts convened to improve tropical island rodent eradications

Wed, 09/10/2013
A tropical rodent eradication review has been launched to develop recommendations for improving the success rates of eradications.
Little Penguin

Penguin parade at risk

Mon, 02/09/2013
Australia's famous penguin parades on Philip and French Islands - which are nationally significant shorebird feeding and roosting sites - face the growing risk of a devastating oil spill, if Victoria’s controversial Western Port development is approved, new research shows. “Oil and birds don’t mix,” said BirdLife Australia’s Shorebirds Program Manager Dr Golo Maurer.

Video: Ecological, economic and intrinsic values of forests - at Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji

Tue, 27/08/2013
New video from Fiji about the benefits of protecting forests- part of the 'Natural Livelihoods' video series from the Local Empowerment Programme, enjoy!
Forest & Bird celebrates Minister’s Fiordland tunnel decision

Forest & Bird celebrates Minister’s Fiordland tunnel decision

Thu, 01/08/2013
Forest & Bird applauds the Conservation Minister’s decision today to reject the controversial proposal to build an 11km tunnel in dual World Heritage Site Te Wahipounamu in Fiordland and Mt Aspiring national parks.
Te Ipukarea Society board photo

Te Ipukarea Society goes from strength to strength

Wed, 31/07/2013
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Te Ipukarea Society (TIS - BirdLife in the Cook Islands) a new board and committee were elected. Together with recent staff appointments aligned to the Cook Islands Marine Park, this enhanced TIS team is bursting with energy and welcoming all the challenges that lie ahead in the next 12 months...