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Biodiversity survey of Tokelau

Wed, 11/01/2012
Sun hats, sunscreen and long sleeved shirts were a necessity in a biodiversitysurvey recently conducted by Mere Valu – Conservation Officer from the BirdLife Fiji Programme - alongside a team of scientists from the Pacific region in two atolls in the Tokelau Islands...

BirdLife Pacific Invasive Species Programme

Mon, 02/01/2012
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...

Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed.

Invasive species Cast Away in Fiji

Wed, 30/11/2011
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.

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

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...

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on the high seas

Fri, 02/09/2011
Survey amongst the islands of Moala, Totoya and Matuku show their importance for seabirds...

Communities continue to promote forest protection

Thu, 14/07/2011
Two communities in Fiji are now reaping the benefits of protecting their forests for the sake of birds and other biodiversity, and have vowed to promote the message of conservation to other communities as well...

New agreement gives hope for Pacific wildlife

Thu, 23/06/2011
BirdLife and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme have signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding which will strengthen efforts to work on joint conservation objectives across the region.

Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011
A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.

Keeping islands rat-free for pacific birds and...

Wed, 18/05/2011
Find out about BirdLife's ground-breaking programme with local communities to rid Pacific islands of invasive rats.

When we were up we were up...

Mon, 25/04/2011
An adventure to Kadavu, Fiji in search of Collared Petrel.

The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010
Two years after the BirdLife International Fiji Programme implemented an operation to eradicate rats from the Ringgold Islands, all seven islands have been confirmed rodent-free. Early monitoring also shows that the birds, people and wider wildlife of these remote islands are already benefitting from the removal of these invasive pests...

Arcadia update - Nature Fiji

Fri, 01/10/2010
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti field officer has been searching for burrows of the enigmatic Fiji petrel (pictured) and was pleasantly surprised to finally find a burrow occupied by a Collared Petrel chick. Collared Petrel is an Endangered species, believed to be extirpated from mainland Fiji because of the introduced Mongoose.

Fijian villages shown new ways for forest...

Wed, 22/09/2010
Landowners in Vanua Levu (Fiji) who own large tracks of native forests have been encouraged to use their forests wisely.

Fijian site support groups receive fundraising...

Wed, 04/08/2010
BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives

Safeguarding priority forest sites with local...

Fri, 21/05/2010
Nature Fiji’s work in the forests of Greater Tomanivi is conserving biodiversity and a sustainable future for communities –“Biodiversity for Development and Poverty Alleviation” is this year’s theme for International Day for Biological Diversity