News Operation Restoration

We estimate there are less than 150 Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove remaining in the world. This project has more than doubled the safe habitat available for them.

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!

Wed, 29/07/2015
Largest conservation project ever in French Polynesia hits historic milestone. The Acteon & Gambier island restoration operation makes an unprecedented contribution to saving one of our world’s rarest birds and a number of other endangered species from extinction.
The fifth report from the islands in our extensive Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation. Anthony & Heimana (locals from Tureia) rolling up the prickly invasive plant, Lantana. Photo: Steve Cranwell; BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #5 - all...

Fri, 03/07/2015
Even if an island is not inhabited anymore, the legacy of negative human impact on an environment requires real determination and effort to fix and restore.
Operation Restoration - island update #4 - "We found the remote atoll!" Photo: Steve Cranwell, BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #4 -...

Fri, 26/06/2015
The Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove is one of the world’s rarest birds. Find out more about how the team are even braving sharks to save them, and how you can help.
Operation Restoration - Acteon & Gambier island update #3

Operation Restoration - island update #3 - static...

Fri, 19/06/2015
The third update from a remote island in the Pacific in our huge Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation.

Operation Restoration - island update #2

Mon, 15/06/2015
The second update from the field in our huge Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation.

Operation Restoration underway: restoring a...

Fri, 12/06/2015
One of BirdLife’s most adventurous projects. The largest conservation project in French Polynesia ever. An incredibly remote location. A huge number of species to benefit. Six rare and endangered bird species to be saved. An enormous logistical challenge. Helicopter. Boats. GPS. Storms. Lightning. And wildlife. Restoring a tropical paradise in the Pacific… The Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation has begun.