News Pacific

New Zealand oil clean up needs to focus on wildlife

Mon, 16/01/2012 - 21:41

No effort should be spared to clean up the oil and debris from the Rena as the toll on wildlife continues to rise, Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) said Tuesday...

Pacific New Zealand Marine

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...


Singing Kagu in focus

Tue, 03/01/2012 - 19:32

The Endangered Kagu of New Caledonia is an iconic bird that symbolises the challenges faced by many island species in the modern era.


Oil Spill update from New Zealand

Mon, 19/12/2011 - 20:54

The last two months of 2011 brought some good news for Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) in the wake of the country’s worst ever maritime environmental disaster in October.

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The Birth of BirdLife Australia

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 19:32

Read about how a new, stronger bird conservation organisation for Australia is being formed called BirdLife Australia...


Pukeko crowned New Zealand Bird of the Year

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 23:54

The swamp-loving Pukeko has won Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year election...


Underbird ahead in the New Zealand polls

Wed, 16/11/2011 - 23:21

Our Critically Endangered parrot, the Kakapo, and our blue-suited swamp hen, the Pukeko, are well in front of the flock in Forest & Bird’s (BirdLife in New Zealand) annual Bird of the Year poll.


A call to action for Australian birds

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 08:43

The Action Plan for Australian Birds describes the populations of species at greatest risk and outlines ways they can be turned around.


Rat eradication success in New Caledonia

Sun, 25/09/2011 - 17:08

Follow up surveys has confirmed that three important seabird islands are officially rat-free, and bird populations are showing signs of recovery...


A boost for eco-tourism in the Cook Islands

Sat, 24/09/2011 - 17:06

A thriving population of Rarotonga Monarch is attracting increasing numbers of eco-tourists to its sanctuary...


Forest & Bird appeals Denniston mine consent

Sun, 18/09/2011 - 22:54

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) appeal against plan for open-cast coal mine


Aussie eyrie internet hit

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 21:12

Birds Australia’s nest monitoring camera of a family of White-bellied Sea-Eagles has been an online hit since its launch in August.


BirdLife speaks out on New Zealand seabird by-catch

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 05:00

BirdLife International has joined forces with its New Zealand Partner Forest & Bird to remind their government there of its responsibilities towards reducing the toll of seabirds in the country’s fisheries...

Pacific New Zealand Marine - Pacific

Dial M for Merger

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 02:41

Members of Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) recently voted for their merger to create 'BirdLife Australia'.


Putting Kagu on the Map

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 02:21

Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie (SCO - BirdLife in New Caledonia) have received support from the USFWS Wildlife Without Borders - Critically Endangered Species Conservation Fund to help save their national bird from extinction...


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...

Pacific Fiji Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Launch of BirdLife’s new Local Empowerment Programme

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 22:18

BirdLife is launching a Local Empowerment Programme to provide more effective support for Local Conservation Groups, and to strengthen and expand networks of local organisations...


Move to halt Pacific bird extinctions - interview with Don Stewart

Mon, 15/08/2011 - 03:59

Read the Radio Australia interview between Don Stewart (BirdLife Director for the Pacific Partnership) and presenter Jemima Garrett...