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Future Leaders of the Pacific

Sun, 03/03/2013 - 23:52

In early February, TIS (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Communications and Membership Coordinator, Luana Bosanquet-Heays attended the Future Leaders of the Pacific Conference...

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BirdLife Partnering to battle invasive species

Wed, 27/02/2013 - 22:54

Over the last five hundred years, invasive alien species (IAS) have been partly or wholly responsible for the extinction of at least 65 bird species, making this the most common contributory factor in recent losses to the world’s avifauna. The BirdLife Partnership are working together to address this most important of threats, including developing a global programme which will build on the successes and lessons from the Pacific, among others...

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Film-maker wanted for conservation expedition to South Pacific paradise

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 09:15

Conservationists in the South Pacific are looking for an adventurous and talented film-maker to document an expedition to one of the remotest islands on the planet. “We’re searching for somebody with the full package of skills from story-boarding, to filming and editing, and who is willing to be part of a month-long expedition to an extremely remote Pacific atoll”, said Don Stewart – BirdLife Director for the Pacific Partnership...

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TIS Executive member joins IUCN Global Council

Wed, 31/10/2012 - 23:40

Te Ipukarea Society (BirdLife in the Cook Islands) Executive member Ana Tiraa was voted to the IUCN Global Council at the World Conservation Congress. Ana has worked in conservation in the Pacific region for more than 20 years...

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European Union Improving Pacific Livelihoods by Tackling Invasive Species

Fri, 28/09/2012 - 06:00

At a special launch event in Fiji today the European Union formally announced its backing for regional efforts to address the threats posed by invasive species for peoples' livelihoods across the Pacific...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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BirdLife Pacific Invasive Species Programme

Mon, 02/01/2012 - 21:13

The BirdLife Pacific Partnership has started a new four-year European Union funded regional Invasive Species programme which seeks to reduce the spread and the environmental and socio-economic impact of invasive alien species by supporting the eradication and control of invasive alien species and also enhancing biosecurity...

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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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A boost for eco-tourism in the Cook Islands

Sat, 24/09/2011 - 17:06

A thriving population of Rarotonga Monarch is attracting increasing numbers of eco-tourists to its sanctuary...

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