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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 biodiversity survey recently conducted by Mere Valu – Conservation Officer from the BirdLife Fiji Programme - alongside a team of scientists from the Pacific region in ...

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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 invas...

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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 Pseudobulweria macgillivrayi, after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed. The bird grounded was found by l...

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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 in a joint operation conducted by BirdLife International’s Fiji Programme and the National Trust of Fiji aimed at protecting unique wildlife on Monuriki and Kadomo. “Thi...

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Fijian Site Support Group starts own reforestation project

Thu, 03/11/2011 - 20:38

The Natewa Tunuloa Site Support Group (SSG) - on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu - has started its first independent project with funding from the GEF Small Grants P...

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Fijians for Fijian Forests – linking livelihoods and landscapes

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 21:26

Mount Nabukelevu is one of two Important Bird Areas (IBAs) on the Fijian island of Kadavu, and its montane forest is of critical importance for five Globally Threat...

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NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on the high seas

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 00:01

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (NFMV), and the BirdLife Pacific Secretariat, recently participated in a seabird survey amongst the islands of Moala, Totoya and Matuku. The results obtained, revealed that the waters b...

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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 commun...

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New agreement gives hope for Pacific wildlife

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:38

The BirdLife International Pacific Partnership and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will strengthen the t...

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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. Known from just one specimen collected in 1855 on Gau Island, Fiji, the Fiji Petrel was lost for the next 130 years.  Si...

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

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 04:07

“Lying in my tent at night, I could hear rat-traps snapping shut all around me”, said Elenoa Seniloli - Conservation Officer BirdLife Inte...

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When we were up we were up...

Mon, 25/04/2011 - 23:56

Three staff in the BirdLife Pacific Secretariat recently returned from a two week trip to Kadavu, Fiji in search of the Collared Petrel. Jez Bird (Pacific marine Important Bird Area Co-ordinator) here recounts some of the adventures he ...

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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 als...

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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 speci...

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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. Selected clans from (Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata) are currently been...

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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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Safeguarding priority forest sites with local community support, Fiji

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 14:34

The Greater Tomanivi is a block of old-growth forest totaling 180km2 ranging from lowland to mountain forest on Fiji’s highest mountain (Mt Tomanivi) and is...

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Mili promotes a better way

Thu, 20/05/2010 - 10:40

Miliana Ravuso has been working to protect birds and their habitats in Fiji for the past five years. As the Senior Conservation Officer for the BirdLife International Fiji Programme in Suva, she and her colleagues address the many challenges ...