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A sandalwood nursary providing income for local communities

Sandalwood nurseries to improve livelihoods of local Pacific communities managing Important Bird Areas

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 01:59

Helping local communities, who manage and protect important bird areas, develop sustainable livelihoods is key to nature protection in much of the Pacific. Read a case study of a local man's development of a sandalwood business in a small village on Viti Levu in Fiji.

Pacific Fiji Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme

Search for the lost Makira Moorhen

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 03:09

A new search for the lost Makira Moorhen didn't find elusive bird but through up some tantalising clues. The Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership, in conjunction with Dr. Mark O'Brien of BirdLife, spent 10 days in the in the forests of East Makira, Solomon Islands, but they did not locate any birds. Automatic cameras have been set to keep looking and the analysis of photographs taken will help focus a further search later in the year.

Pacific Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Juvenile Fatu Hiva Monarch - photo P Whitney

Fatu Hiva Monarch on the brink of extinction

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 05:25

The Fatu Hiva monarch is one of the most endangered species in the world with less than 5 fertile pairs left. In its remote home on Fatu Hiva, part of the Marquesas Archipelago in French Polynesia, its survival depends on controlling predator threats to the birds and nests in the valleys where it lives. Without resources this wonderful bird will be lost.

Pacific French Polynesia Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

The winner - Bar Tailed Godwit

Bar Tailed Godwit: New Zealand's Bird of the Year

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 22:23

The bar-tailed godwit (kuaka) has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year. It has the longest migratory flight of any bird in the world but it is threatened by habitat loss. But there was hope for another `born to fly' species, the red knot or Hauhou, with the announcement of a discussions between New Zealand and China to.gain protection in the Hebel Province for a significant habitat for red knots and other shorebirds, covering more than 3000 hectares, with other extensive wetland sites under consideration

Pacific New Zealand China Programme

Iconic Tahiti Monarch

Community action saving iconic Tahiti Monarch

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 21:21

The decline of the Tahiti Monarch is being reversed by ongoing and intensive action by BirdLife French Polynesian partner Société d'Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP MANU) and the local community. For the first time in many years the population has topped 50 birds with 17 pairs incubating 31 nests last summer and fledging 12 chicks. Small gains but with a species so close to extinction, this is a welcome outcome but we need help to secure the future of this iconic bird.

Pacific French Polynesia Preventing Extinctions - Pacific

Adult colouring-in

Colouring-in to save the wonderful birds of Fiji

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 21:20

New adult colouring-in book will help BirdLife’s Fiji partner, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti work with local communities to save nature and species. Adult colouring books are the new way to relieve stress and with Colour-in Paradise you can make a difference for nature.


Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:10

These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

Europe and Central Asia Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Pacific's Petrels in Peril: a new initiative to save these iconic birds

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 02:24

Pacific Petrels in Peril is the first comprehensive plan to protect this family of birds. Priority actions will include finding the breeding sites of Fiji Petrel, Beck's Petrel and Heinroths Shearwater.

Pacific Marine - Pacific

A special bird - New Zealand Black Petrel.  Photo by Karen Baird

Who will win Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 23:02

Forest & Bird's annual Bird of the Year competition has kicked off again. 50 birds, many backed by local celebrities, all vying for the crown of New Zealand's top bird!

Pacific New Zealand Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific