Pacific
Food shortages are sending the female Antipodean Albatross (Left) on longer, and more perilous, foraging trips © Kath Walker
22 Dec 2017

Two males for every female: Antipodean Albatross in breeding crisis

Antipodean Albatrosses court for years, mate for life and work together to raise their young – but human activity is causing a sex ratio imbalance that is destroying their lifelong romance. This year, they have been uplisted to Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to worrying population declines.
Conservation Project Officer Alanna Smith (centre) in the field © Te Ipukarea Society
20 Dec 2017

How to highlight bird conservation and plastic waste? Enter Miss World

Conservation Project Officer Alanna Smith, aka “Miss Cook Islands”, talks about her passion for conserving her country’s bird species, and how she’s more likely to be found making compost with local kids than wearing heels.
Wandering Albatross populations have halved in 35 years due to human activity © Steph Winnard
11 Dec 2017

Plastic killed albatross chick on nest, bycatch a huge threat at sea

BBC documentary series Blue Planet 2 prompts Marine Conservationist and Photographer to explain why the tales of human impact are the scenes she won’t be forgetting, what else threatens the seabirds she's closest to, and what you can do in response to help
Drones from local company Matarai were used to combat invasive ants © Alice Bousseyroux
08 Dec 2017

Clones vs drones: Tahiti battles nine invasive species to save iconic bird

Pounced on by rats, attacked by Myna birds and devoured by killer clone ants: it sounds like a horror film, but this year the Tahiti Monarch of French Polynesia has reached record numbers thanks to the herculean efforts of conservationists and volunteers, supported by new technology.
Northern Brown Kiwi population is stabilising, and in some areas even estimated to be growing © Neil Robert Hutton
05 Dec 2017

Stars of the Red List: two kiwi species are no longer Endangered

Not one, but two of New Zealand’s kiwi species are in recovery thanks to nearly 30 years of egg rearing, predator control, and community devotion.
© Pavel Tomkovich

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