Pacific
The Blue-eyed Cockatoo depends on the large, hollow trees of untouched forest © Tobias
05 Feb 2018

Are we too late to save the elusive birds of this Papua New Guinea island?

New Britain's birds are among the least known to science. A group of researchers ventured into the island's unforgiving wilderness to find out how these species were coping with the loss of their forest. They found that some had adapted - but many more need urgent protection before it's too late.
 Junk food is no good for the Kea © Pavlina Trauskeova/ Shutterstock
26 Jan 2018

Why a "junk food" diet is killing off the Kea

The forested mountains of New Zealand’s South Island are home to a famously mischievous alpine parrot. But human conflict, deliberate feeding and the deadly threat of invasive mammals is driving the species’ decline. This year, it was uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
A rescued Tahiti Petrel is released © SOP Manu
23 Jan 2018

Saluting the Nature's Heroes who help dazed seabirds

A volunteer network of 75 individuals on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti care for and release grounded and injured seabirds,
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.
© Pavel Tomkovich

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