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NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcomes Tuverea Tuamoto

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:18

Former Birdlife Fiji Programme Conservation Officer Tuverea Tuamoto has joined NatureFiji-MareqetiViti as the EU Invasives Project Officer...

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Kids eco-camp builds a brighter future for Fijian IBA

Sat, 11/02/2012 - 05:51

A bunch of 40 energetic kids from Nabukelevu, on the Fijian island of Kadavu recently completed a two day eco-camp organized by the BirdLife International Fiji Programme. “These children are our future, and it’s what they believe now that can change our tomorrow”, said BirdLife's Miliana Ravuso.

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Biodiversity survey of Tokelau

Wed, 11/01/2012 - 01:12

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...

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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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Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011 - 09:16

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.

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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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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

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Fijians for Fijian Forests – linking livelihoods and landscapes

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 21:26

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...

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NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on the high seas

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 00:01

Survey amongst the islands of Moala, Totoya and Matuku show their importance for seabirds...

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Communities continue to promote forest protection

Thu, 14/07/2011 - 03:50

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...

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New agreement gives hope for Pacific wildlife

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:38

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.

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Search for the Fiji Petrel - Video

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 01:49

A short video showing the search for the Criticality Endangered Fiji Petrel by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti.

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Keeping islands rat-free for pacific birds and people – with Elenoa Seniloli

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 04:07

Find out about BirdLife's ground-breaking programme with local communities to rid Pacific islands of invasive rats.

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When we were up we were up...

Mon, 25/04/2011 - 23:56

An adventure to Kadavu, Fiji in search of Collared Petrel.

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The Magnificent Seven (rat free Fijian islands)

Tue, 21/12/2010 - 08:39

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...

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Arcadia update - Nature Fiji

Fri, 01/10/2010 - 10:58

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.

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Fijian villages shown new ways for forest management

Wed, 22/09/2010 - 14:22

Landowners in Vanua Levu (Fiji) who own large tracks of native forests have been encouraged to use their forests wisely.

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Fijian site support groups receive fundraising & biosecurity training

Wed, 04/08/2010 - 04:28

BirdLife International Fiji Programme, for the first time brought together representatives of Site Support Groups from 6 sites for a fundraising and...

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