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Vatuvara's terrain makes access difficult, let alone agriculture © Steve Cranwell

Exploring the untouched island of Vatuvara

Wed, 22/11/2017
This is the first time a full biological survey has ever been performed on this remote, almost untouched island in the South Pacific. The intriguing and fascinating results have redoubled the Vatuvara Foundation’s efforts to safeguard this lush wildlife haven.
A success story: invasive rats have already been successfully eradicated from Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands © Abe Borker

New study reveals why islands are our biggest...

Wed, 25/10/2017
New research has found that nearly half of the earth’s highly threatened vertebrates live on islands – and two thirds of them share their homes with harmful invasive species. With this information, we’re better equipped than ever before to focus our conservation action where it’s most needed.
Between a rock and a hard place: the birds of Rapa Iti. © Fred Jacq

How we're going to save the little paradise...

Tue, 01/08/2017
The rare native wildlife of a remote island has retreated to a precarious existence on vertical cliffs. An urgent project supported by the 2017 Birdfair is leading the counter-attack against invasive species to save the “little planet” of Rapa Iti.
Galapagos Penguin © Shutterstock

The penguin that paddles in paradise

Tue, 11/04/2017
No huddles please for the Galapagos Penguin; this tropical birdcalls the warm waters of the equator its home. But life in paradise is anything but a walk in the sun...
Japanese Murrelet © feathercollector/Shutterstock

Threatened seabird successfully breeds using...

Mon, 23/01/2017
After six years of trial and error, BirdLife's Japanese Partner has constructed an artificial nesting site that's to the liking of the threatened Japanese Murrelet.