News petrel

After 130 years, the Mascarene masquerade is over

Tue, 13/06/2017
With the help of infrared binoculars, GPS and a heck of a lot of rappel rope, we've managed to find the Mascarene Petrels' breeding colonies for the first time.
The team used on-shore lights to beckon the mysterious Beck's Petrel

Major breakthrough in attempt to unlock secrets...

Fri, 05/05/2017
An intrepid BirdLife Pacific team has finally managed to capture and tag a Beck’s Petrel – one of the world’s rarest and least-known birds.
Almost 20,000 White-chinned Petrel are set to be saved thanks to new law passed by Namibian government © Stephanie Winnard

World’s worst fishery for bycatch turns ‘seabird...

Thu, 22/09/2016
New law passed in Namibia to protect 30,000 seabirds from death by trawling or longlining.

Finding Beck's Petrel: an eight day voyage...

Fri, 15/04/2016
A small, dark seabird with a white underbelly faces an uncertain future unless its nesting grounds are found. It is with this sense of obligation that an intrepid BirdLife International team sets off on an eight day voyage of discovery this weekend.

Fiji Petrel gets support from the Flagship...

Thu, 25/04/2013
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...

Aircraft carrier and helicopters come to unique...

Tue, 20/12/2011
A ground-breaking $2.3million RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) project to eliminate introduced rats from an uninhabited island in the central Pacific has attempted to remove the fingerprints of man from an otherwise idyllic tropical paradise.