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Suwarrow Blog Nine – Working through the wasps

Sun, 05/05/2013
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. With the team safely on Suwarrow they get to work preparing for the operation whilst trying to avoid an army of wasps…

Suwarrow Blog Eight – Land ahoy!

Fri, 03/05/2013
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. Today they land on Suwarrow and are welcomed by swarms of seabirds, sharks and crabs…

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…

NABU International launches fund to support...

Wed, 01/05/2013
A Ranger Family Support Fund was launched in Ethiopia last week to provide financial assistance to the families that are left behind from rangers who lose their lives to poachers

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...

Whooper Swans chose HeidelbergCement gravel pit...

Mon, 29/04/2013
The Dixförda gravel pits south of Potsdam in Germany are a very important night roosting place for the Whooper Swans. Up to 1120 individuals have been recorded, which makes them one of the biggest inland concentrations in Europe.

Suwarrow Blog Five – A motley crew and mixed...

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…
How can tourism play an important role in Portuguese seabird conservation?

How can tourism play an important role in...

Fri, 26/04/2013
Since January the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA; BirdLife in Portugal), together with Marlin Boat Tours are performing a monitoring scheme of birds at sea.

Kuwait's new arabic-language field guide is...

Fri, 26/04/2013
The Kuwait Environment Protection Society have built a network of people to survey and monitor birds across their country.

Celebrate World Penguin Day -and the world...

Thu, 25/04/2013
BirdLife International and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research have joined the British Antarctic Survey to compile a “tracking database” on six penguin species. The project is funded by the UK Government’s Darwin Initiative.

Fiji Petrel gets support from the Flagship...

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...

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...

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.

Taiwanese support for BirdLife's Forest...

Mon, 22/04/2013

At a meeting in London, Taiwanese UK Representative, Dr Shen has handed over to BirdLif

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…
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Spoon-billed Sandpiper wintering site becomes...

Mon, 22/04/2013
Sonadia Island in Bangladesh, where 10% of the known population of the Critically Endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper spends the winter, has been recognised by BirdLife as Bangladesh’s 20th Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.