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Planning ahead in the Cooks

Mon, 02/01/2012 - 19:59

Te Ipukarea Society (TIS; BirdLife in the Cook Islands) have drafted a new Strategic Plan till 2015 for the organisation.

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Global assessment identifies world’s most important wildlife forests

Thu, 22/12/2011 - 08:03

A new paper published by BirdLife scientists identifies those forests that appear to be the most important for bird species, and are in most urgent need of conservation.

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Aircraft carrier and helicopters come to unique island's rescue

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 05:00

A ground-breaking $2.3million RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) project to eliminate introduced rats from an uninhabited island in the central Pacific has attempted to remove the fingerprints of man from an otherwise idyllic tropical paradise.

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Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 20:54

The last two months of 2011 brought some good news for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) in the wake of the country’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster in October.

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Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 09:16

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed.

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The Birth of BirdLife Australia

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 19:32

Read about how a new, stronger bird conservation organisation for Australia is being formed called BirdLife Australia...

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State of Palau’s Birds report launched

Tue, 13/12/2011 - 02:17

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife in Palau), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication entitled State of the Birds 2010: A conservation guide for communities and policymakers...

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Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 23:01

Goats and rats have been removed from two Fijian islands to protect their unique wildlife. “This is a massive achievement which will provide benefits for the iguanas, birds, plants and people of these islands”, said Sialesi Rasalato from BirdLife International.

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Pukeko crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 23:54

The swamp-loving Pukeko has won Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year election...

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Underbird ahead in the New Zealand polls

Wed, 16/11/2011 - 23:21

Our Critically Endangered parrot, the Kakapo, and our blue-suited swamp hen, the Pukeko, are well in front of the flock in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll.

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Fijian Site Support Group starts own reforestation project

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 20:38

The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project

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Celebrities flock to secure New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Thu, 20/10/2011 - 01:26

Singer Hollie Smith, actress Lisa Chappell and former All Black and seabird advocate Anton Oliver are throwing their celebrity weight behind some of our native birds in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual avian popularity contest, which opens today...

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Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:48

Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife, Forest & Bird have said.

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New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 10:57

Forest & Bird have said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil drilling in our waters.

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Action needed to prevent environmental disaster in New Zealand

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:20

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) have said urgent action is needed to avoid an environmental disaster and to minimise seabird deaths as a result of the oil spill off the Bay of Plenty coast.

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A call to action for Australian birds

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 08:43

The Action Plan for Australian Birds describes the populations of species at greatest risk and outlines ways they can be turned around.

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BirdLife International Partnership honoured with Premio Gorila

Sat, 01/10/2011 - 08:37

The award from the Loro Parque Foundation recognises BirdLife’s contribution to the conservation of biodiversity.

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Rodent eradication in Palau shows early signs of success

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 23:01

Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

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