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Suwarrow Blog Seven – All at sea

Thu, 02/05/2013
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. During this latest blog the team are out at sea and dealing with breaking tow-ropes, noisy generators and Cookie-cutter Sharks…

Suwarrow Blog Six – Setting sail

Mon, 29/04/2013
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 have finally left Rarotonga’s main harbour and are heading north hoping to spy Sperm whales...

Suwarrow Blog Five – A motley crew and mixed cargoes

Sat, 27/04/2013
Today the team finish loading the Southern Cross, we learn that Ian loves eggs, and that Nick feels like he’s living in a childhood adventure book…

Fiji Petrel gets support from the Flagship Species Fund

Thu, 25/04/2013
With nearly 150 applicants and only eight recipients, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti's Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel Project is proud to receive support from the prestigious Flagship Species Fund...

Plan to save New Zealand seabirds heralds changes to fishing practises

Wed, 24/04/2013
BirdLife Partner, Forest & Bird is welcoming the release of a government-approved statement of intent to save native seabirds, including endangered albatrosses and petrels, from being killed by commercial and non-commercial fishing activity...

Suwarrow Blog Four – A very Pacific voyage

Tue, 23/04/2013
The third of many blogs 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. In this blog the team load their boat with supplies and learn about the traditional canoe which will bring them back…

Pioneering investment to protect Pacific ecosystems presents new opportunity for donors

Mon, 22/04/2013
Conservationists and stakeholders in the Pacific region urge greater community engagement, government support, and new funding approaches to build on the strong results of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) program to ensure natural resources are secured for the benefit of people.

Suwarrow Blog Two – A beacon of hope

Mon, 22/04/2013
The second of many blogs from award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward as he joins a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are preparing spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific. In this blog Nick visits the Takitumu Conservation Area and learns how the Rarotonga Monarch shows how invasive species control can make a significant impact…

Suwarrow Blogger – Introducing Nick Hayward

Fri, 19/04/2013
An introduction to award-winning wildlife filmmaker Nick Hayward who is part of a team from BirdLife and Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) who are about to spend a month eradicating rats from one of the remotest atolls in the South Pacific...