News St Helena

Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 21:17

All washed penguins are being kept in newly created pools to swim and feed in the run up to their release back into the wild.

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Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 10:13

The first rockhopper penguins are washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility.

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Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rockhopper Penguins affected by the oil spill.

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Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 16:41

On this page you can follow progress of the number of penguins leaving the 'rehab' centre and returning to the wild.

First Tristan penguins released from 'rehab'

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 11:08

The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the 'rehab centre' have been released back to the wild.

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Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:58

The Nightingale Island disaster fighting fund will be used to help the penguins and other wildlife affected by the oil.

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Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

A penguin rehabilitation centre has been set up on the main island of Tristan da Cunha, as fears grow that more than 10,000 have been hit by oil.

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Video report from Nightingale Island on oil spill

Wed, 23/03/2011 - 11:17

Where's Andrew TV arrived on Nightingale Island on March 23, 2011. This is what he saw.

Africa

Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:46

Hundreds of oiled penguins have been found following a substantial oil leak from a grounded cargo vessel on Nightingale Island, Tristan da Cunha

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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 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

Europe and Central Asia

Impacts of Invasive Species - Tristan Albatross chicks being eaten alive by House Mice - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:51

Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross, where chicks are being eaten alive by the invasive House Mice on Gough Island in the South Atlantic.

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