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Restoring Paradise in the Pacific

Pacific islands are under siege by invasive species, carelessly and un-naturally introduced by humans, and which are causing devastating problems for nature and people.

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The fifth report from the islands in our extensive Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation. Anthony & Heimana (locals from Tureia) rolling up the prickly invasive plant, Lantana. Photo: Steve Cranwell; BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #5 - all just beaches and coconuts?

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 14:29

Even if an island is not inhabited anymore, the legacy of negative human impact on an environment requires real determination and effort to fix and restore.

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Operation Restoration - island update #4 - "We found the remote atoll!" Photo: Steve Cranwell, BirdLife International

Operation Restoration - island update #4 - Endangered birds found, and sharks

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 10:30

The Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove is one of the world’s rarest birds. Find out more about how the team are even braving sharks to save them, and how you can help.

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Operation Restoration - Acteon & Gambier island update #3

Operation Restoration - island update #3 - static shocks and successes

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 11:08

The third update from a remote island in the Pacific in our huge Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation.

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Operation Restoration - island update #2

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 10:39

The second update from the field in our huge Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation.

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Operation Restoration underway: restoring a Pacific paradise - island update #1

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 16:32

One of BirdLife’s most adventurous projects. The largest conservation project in French Polynesia ever. An incredibly remote location. A huge number of species to benefit. Six rare and endangered bird species to be saved. An enormous logistical challenge. Helicopter. Boats. GPS. Storms. Lightning. And wildlife. Restoring a tropical paradise in the Pacific… The Acteon & Gambier Island Restoration Operation has begun.

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Conservation Leadership Programme awards 2015

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 13:34

In this, its 30th anniversary year, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has announced the winners of the 2015 team Conservation Awards.

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New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:56

Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia

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Asian songbird migrants in trouble

Mon, 16/02/2015 - 09:25

Migratory songbirds in East Asia are in trouble, according to new research.

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Seasonal help needed for tropical sandpiper

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 15:59

We have raised 76% of the funds needed to restore six stunningly beautiful Pacific islands next year but we still need your help.

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