News Eradication

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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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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Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 23:01

Goats and rats have been removed from two Fijian islands to protect their unique wildlife. “This is a massive achievement which will provide benefits for the iguanas, birds, plants and people of these islands”, said Sialesi Rasalato from BirdLife International.

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Seabirds and rodents on Australia’s outlying islands

Tue, 07/06/2011 - 02:14

Birds Australia has identified Macquarie Island as an IBA. Measures to reduce the number of introduced mammals on the island are crucial for seabird conservation...

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