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Titi Forever: Research supports conservation of...

Tue, 31/07/2012
Most of the world’s sandpiper species migrate thousands of kilometers between arctic breeding grounds and subtropical wintering grounds, but in the not-too distant evolutionary past, one group gave up this habit and went native in French Polynesia...

Restoring Pacific paradise

Fri, 27/07/2012
In total, 51% of all threatened birds are being driven towards extinction by invasive alien species. The problem is especially acute on oceanic islands where 75% of threatened birds are affected. In an effort to address this serious threat, the Pacific Partnership of BirdLife International has received renewed support from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to protect globally important seabird colonies by eradicating invasive alien species...

Islands In The Sky – Conserving The Cloud Forests...

Thu, 26/07/2012
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and environment (MNRE) have recently completed a 12-day intensive survey, with the assistance of BirdLife Pacific, of the wildlife in the highest point of Samoa – the Savaii upland cloud forest...

BirdLife International and CEPF invite new...

Mon, 02/07/2012
BirdLife International in Indochina, in its role as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for CEPF in the Indo-Burma Hotspot, invites proposals for small grants from non-government organisations, community groups, and other civil society organisations.

BirdLife in Indochina newsletter The Babbler No....

Tue, 15/05/2012
BirdLife International in Indochina has released its quarterly newsletter The Babbler No. 41 (February -May 2012).

Rat eradication planned in the Cooks

Wed, 09/05/2012
TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) is planning a project with BirdLife International and the Cook Island's National Environment Service to eradicate rats from Suwarrow National Park to protect Suwarrow’s globally important seabird populations...

Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the...

Wed, 09/05/2012
TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) recently visited the islands of Atiu and Aitutaki to raise awareness in the community about the identification of their islands as Key Biodiversity Areas and Important Bird Areas...

New Palau Conservation Society website and video...

Wed, 09/05/2012
The Palau Conservation Society (PCS – BirdLife Partner) works to empower their communities to steward Palau’s environment and launched a new website and video recently showcasing their work...

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated in...

Tue, 01/05/2012
Nature Iraq (BirdLife Partner), is proud to announce that the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting will be held from Friday 11th to Monday 14th of May 2012 in Sulaimaniya, Iraq

Fijian local conservation group receives global...

Wed, 28/03/2012
A local group working to conserve the Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji has won the prestigious Equator Prize for 2012. “The Sisi Initiative stood out among more than 800 entries as a remarkable demonstration of local development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities”, said Eileen de Ravin – manager of the Equator Initiative...

Videos provide new information on Mao

Tue, 21/02/2012
A new research project is seeking to gather ecological information on the factors that have led to the Mao’s current decline. Leading this research, Rebecca Stirnemann tells BirdLife of some recent video footage that provides new information on species...

Cook Islanders decide next steps for their IBAs

Fri, 17/02/2012
The pacific islands of Mauke and Mangaia have been identfied as Important Bird Areas and Key Biodiversity Areas by Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) and BirdLife International. Programme Manager Jacqui Evans recently travelled to the two islands to raise awareness in the community about the importance to the world of their unique and threatened species...

Planning ahead in the Cooks

Mon, 02/01/2012
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS; BirdLife in the Cook Islands) have drafted a new Strategic Plan till 2015 for the organisation.

Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its...

Fri, 02/12/2011
Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

Fijian Site Support Group starts own...

Thu, 03/11/2011
The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

Rodent eradication in Palau shows early signs of...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

The ecology of the Mao in Samoa

Tue, 20/09/2011
Mao is an endemic honeyeater found in Samoa which is classified as Endangered by BirdLife on the IUCN Red List. Unless urgent action is taken, these unique birds have a very high risk of going extinct in the near future...

Fijians for Fijian Forests – linking livelihoods...

Wed, 14/09/2011
BirdLife's Site Support Group at Mount Nabukelevu IBA in Fiji was recently visited by staff from The World Bank and CEPF who tell us their personal tales from the trip...