News St Helena

Washed rockhoppers get ready for release

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 21:17

Sunday afternoon - the construction of a ‘release pool’ was completed after three days’ intensive work. All washed penguins will be brought here to be swum and fed before they are to be rel...


Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 10:13

The first rockhopper penguins to be washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility were drying off under infrared lights Saturday night.  This was a rewarding moment for Rehab Manager Dereck Rogers, who h...


Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Tristan da Cunha Wednesday 6th April, 2011: After seven days at sea, a five-member specialist team has arrived on Tristran da Cunha to lend their expertise to cleaning the thousands of Northern Rockho...


Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 16:41

A penguin rehab centre was set up after a wrecked cargo ship spilt 800 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea at the heart of one of the most important breeding colonies in the world of Northern Rockhopper, a globally Endangered penguin.As of 5 April&nbs...


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” on Tristan da Cunha after the oil spill around Nightingale Island have been released back to sea. &ldq...


Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:58

Hundreds of Northern Rockhopper Penguins have been covered in oil after a cargo ship crashed into Nightingale Island, part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory. Tristan Islanders are doing a sterling job helping th...


Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

Hundreds of oil-soaked rockhopper penguins  have now been put into ‘rehab’ by Tristan Islanders facing a race against the clock to help save the endangered species (see images attached).An oiled pe...


Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:46

A grounded cargo vessel has been wrecked on Nightingale Island – part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic - and an oil spill now &nb...


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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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 ...