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Strange looking bird makes welcome reappearance

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:55

One of the world’s least known (and frankly, strangest looking) birds has been photographed on the Samoan island of Savai’i by researchers.

Pacific Samoa Capacity Development

BirdLife’s action through insight

Fri, 27/12/2013 - 13:44

The BirdLife Partnership's combination of conservation science and practical experience at the local level has delivered innovative solutions to conservation challenges in 2013.

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

Superb result: True blue Aussie named Australia’s favourite bird

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 10:04

Superb Fairywren has been named Australia's favourite bird after a national poll by BirdLife Australia saw more than 8,000 people vote throughout October.

Pacific Australia

International experts convened to improve tropical island rodent eradications

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 09:47

A tropical rodent eradication review has been launched to develop recommendations for improving the success rates of eradications.

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

Penguin parade at risk

Mon, 02/09/2013 - 12:54

Australia's famous penguin parades on Philip and French Islands - which are nationally significant shorebird feeding and roosting sites - face the growing risk of a devastating oil spill, if Victoria’s controversial Western Port development is approved, new research shows. “Oil and birds don’t mix,” said BirdLife Australia’s Shorebirds Program Manager Dr Golo Maurer.

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Video: Ecological, economic and intrinsic values of forests - at Natewa Tunuloa Important Bird Area in Fiji

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 06:00

New video from Fiji about the benefits of protecting forests- part of the 'Natural Livelihoods' video series from the Local Empowerment Programme, enjoy!

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Forest & Bird celebrates Minister’s Fiordland tunnel decision

Thu, 01/08/2013 - 14:37

Forest & Bird applauds the Conservation Minister’s decision today to reject the controversial proposal to build an 11km tunnel in dual World Heritage Site Te Wahipounamu in Fiordland and Mt Aspiring national parks.

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

Te Ipukarea Society goes from strength to strength

Wed, 31/07/2013 - 14:29

At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Te Ipukarea Society (TIS - BirdLife in the Cook Islands) a new board and committee were elected. Together with recent staff appointments aligned to the Cook Islands Marine Park, this enhanced TIS team is bursting with energy and welcoming all the challenges that lie ahead in the next 12 months...

Pacific Cook Islands Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Shooters let loose in Aussie parks

Tue, 30/07/2013 - 14:18

BirdLife Australia condemns the New South Wales (NSW) government’s decision to allow recreational hunting in the state’s national parks and reserves.

Pacific Australia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

British Government launches BirdLife project in Fiji

Wed, 24/07/2013 - 12:15

The British Government have launched a new BirdLife project to conserve Fiji’s forest. “It is a great pleasure for us at the High Commission, together with our partners at BirdLife International, to the launch a new three-year project here in Fiji,” said Mr Dan Salter - Deputy High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Fiji.

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BirdLife launches invasive species video - Saving Suwarrow's Seabirds

Tue, 16/07/2013 - 11:00

At BirdLife’s World Congress last month we launched our newest global conservation programme. The BirdLife Invasive Alien Species Programme will work around the globe to tackle one of the greatest of threats to our natural world. Today we’re launching a new video by award-winning filmmaker Nick Hayward showcasing just what it takes to eliminate rats in restoring a remote atoll in the South Pacific…

Pacific Cook Islands Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

High Court decision won’t diminish strong case to save Denniston says Forest & Bird

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 10:21

Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision today related to an Australian mining company’s plan to mine the Denniston Plateau...

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Suwarrow Blog 20 – A bright future for conservation in the Cook Islands

Sat, 01/06/2013 - 07:00

In the final blog of the epic trip, the team arrive back to Rarotonga to delight in the luxuries that they've missed over the past six weeks, reflect on the impacts of the modern world, and look towards a brighter future for conservation in the Cook Islands...

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State of Fiji's birds report launched

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 07:00

Fiji’s first ever State of Birds report ‘Fiji: State of Birds 2013’ has been launched by NatureFiji-MareqetiViti with the assistance of BirdLife...

Pacific Fiji Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific

Suwarrow Blog 19 – Tacking towards home

Fri, 31/05/2013 - 07:00

The team is edging their way towards their final destination of Rarotonga in their traditional canoe which is at the mercy of the wind...

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Calling for volunteers in New Caledonia

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 13:53

The STOT-NC is a program for monitoring landbirds of New Caledonia led by the Société Calédonienne d'Ornithologie (SCO – BirdLife in New Caledonia)...

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Suwarrow Blog 18 - Farewell Suwarrow

Thu, 30/05/2013 - 11:01

The team have finished their final operation to remove rats from Suwarrow, and are halfway home to Rarotonga on their Vaka...

Pacific Cook Islands Invasive Alien Species - Pacific

Suwarrow Blog 17 - Returning to the real world

Mon, 27/05/2013 - 07:00

Today the team reflect on the potential success of their expedition to save Suwarrow’s seabirds, and ready themselves for their return trip to the real world.

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