News Conservation International

Biodiversity survey of paradise in the South Pacific

Mon, 06/08/2012 - 03:03

Last June, a team of scientists and technicians joined the Ornithological Society of Polynesia-Manu (SOP-Manu - BirdLife in French Polynesia) to survey the flora and fauna of remote atolls in the south-east Tuamotu Archipelago.

Pacific

Restoring Pacific paradise

Fri, 27/07/2012 - 00:49

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...

Pacific

Islands In The Sky – Conserving The Cloud Forests Of Samoa

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:40

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...

Pacific

BirdLife International and CEPF invite new Letters of Inquiry for the Indo-Burma Hotspot.

Mon, 02/07/2012 - 09:38

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.

Asia

Fijian Community Group Receives Global Prize

Thu, 21/06/2012 - 11:31

A voluntary group of local landowners from Fiji has been awarded a prestigious Equator Prize for 2012. A representative of the group, Silio Lalaqila, received the award at a special ceremony last night co-hosted by actor, Ed Norton and Brazilian actress and environmental advocate, Camilla Pitanga.

Pacific

BirdLife in Indochina newsletter The Babbler No.41 released

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 10:36

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

Asia

Rat eradication planned in the Cooks

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:41

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...

Pacific

Spotlight on three Important Bird Areas in the Cook Islands

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:22

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...

Pacific

New Palau Conservation Society website and video showcase success

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 01:10

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...

Pacific Palau Local Empowerment - Pacific

Fijian local conservation group receives global award

Wed, 28/03/2012 - 00:41

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...

Pacific

Videos provide new information on Mao

Tue, 21/02/2012 - 20:48

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...

Pacific

Cook Islanders decide next steps for their IBAs

Fri, 17/02/2012 - 02:59

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...

Pacific

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.

Pacific

Conservation fund for the Mediterranean Basin gives key role to the BirdLife Partnership

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 09:45

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) investment in the Mediterranean Basin will have an implemtation team comprising BirdLife Partners and the BirdLife International Global Secretariat and Middle East Division.

Middle East

Sierra Leone protects climate by saving its largest forest for the world

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 09:30

Sierra Leone has embraced the vital role tropical forests play in preventing climate change by conserving its most important forest.

Africa

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

Pacific

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.

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species

The ecology of the Mao in Samoa

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 01:24

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...

Pacific

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