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NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcomes Tuverea Tuamoto

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:18

Former Birdlife Fiji Programme Conservation Officer Tuverea Tuamoto has joined NatureFiji-MareqetiViti as the EU Invasives Project Officer...

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Petrel causes a storm for New Zealand

Tue, 07/02/2012 - 12:07

New Zealand Storm-petrel was presumed extinct until its rediscovery by bird watchers in New Zealand's Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in 2003. A team of ornithologists have used support from The Birdlife International Community Conservation Fund to find the first strong evidence that the tiny, Critically Endangered birds are breeding in the area.

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Counting Kereru in New Zealand

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 01:05

All Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) members, bird enthusiasts and Kiwi kids are being encouraged to get behind the inaugural Kereru Count this month....

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Searching for Pacific Petrels

Fri, 20/01/2012 - 01:52

The BirdLife International Pacific Secretariat, supported by the Mohammed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Global Greengrants Fund is launching a new project under its Preventing Extinctions Programme seeking to unravel the mystery of the Beck's Petrel.

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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...

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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 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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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

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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.

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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...

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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'.

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