News Marine

Fiji Petrel gets support from the Flagship Species Fund

Thu, 25/04/2013 - 10:05

With nearly 150 applicants and only eight recipients, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti's Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel Project is proud to receive support from the prestigious Flagship Species Fund...

Pacific

Landmark move to protect albatrosses in the Western and Central Pacific just announced

Wed, 05/12/2012 - 15:17

New measures agreed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission will have benefits for seabirds

Pacific

Forest & Bird calls for submissions on seabird by-catch

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 21:58

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) urges people to have a say on a government plan to reduce the numbers of seabirds killed every year by the fishing industry. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40,000 seabirds die each year in New Zealand waters after getting caught in fishing nets or on fishing hooks...

Pacific

Marine conservation e-Atlas marks a breakthrough in sharing data to manage the world’s oceans

Mon, 15/10/2012 - 23:01

The e-Atlas covers 3,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and is the first global inventory of important sites for the conservation of migratory marine species

From Fiji to US Project Puffin – Blog by Sialesi Rasalato

Tue, 02/10/2012 - 01:30

In March this year, I was delighted to be awarded the Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship 2012. The fellowship allowed me to be part of a group of young biologists conducting seabird conservation studies whilst living on remote American islands off the Atlantic coast....

Pacific

Palau shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 03:31

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife Partner) are delighted that two of the six short-listed policies for the 2012 Future Policy Award are from their Pacific Island nation. The 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies...

Pacific

Black-browed Albatross shows population increase

Tue, 24/07/2012 - 08:05

A new report indicates a healthy increase in the numbers of Black-browed Albatrosses breeding in the Falkland Islands.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

Beck’s pulls in at the petrel station

Tue, 12/06/2012 - 08:41

A BirdLife International survey in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has encountered the largest single aggregation of Critically Endangered Beck’s Petrel ever recorded.

Pacific

Protecting marine biodiversity on International Day of Biological Diversity

Tue, 22/05/2012 - 11:00

Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

Worldwide

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect albatrosses

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 12:47

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.

Worldwide

New review reveals worrying declines in the world’s seabirds

Fri, 09/03/2012 - 03:00

The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction. These are the findings of a major new review published this week in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International.

Pacific

National assessment shows Australians must work abroad to save their birds

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 08:37

A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

Pacific

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino's Petrel bounces back!

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:48

Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds.

Europe and Central Asia

First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

Worldwide

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012 - 10:21

A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet

Asia

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.

Pacific

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses and whales

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 09:20

Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

Europe and Central Asia

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil disaster

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 15:48

Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife, Forest & Bird have said.

Pacific

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