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Stamps raise funds for threatened Henderson Petrel

Fri, 22/07/2011 - 09:46

A new stamp issue focuses on the endemic birds of the Henderson Island and will help raise funds for the RSPB’s (BirdLife in the UK) project to save the Henderson Petrel. See and buy stamps. He...

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British Birds – but far away by Richard Porter

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:17

Henderson, one of the Pitcairn Islands, is home to Endangered Henderson Petrel Pterodroma atrata and many of the world’s gadfly petrels. Together with its endemic plants, snails and invertebrates, n...

Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 150...

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