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

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 02:24

The petrels of the Pacific are in decline. These iconic birds have lost more populations in the wider Pacific than any other bird family. BirdLife wants to turn the tide. 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. Overall there are more than 18 species that need help. Because petrels mainly face the same threats, conservation actions, like the restoration of islands of the Acteon & Gambier Archipelagos, can save a number of species with one operation. But the challenge is bigger than just BirdLife and we need the help of partners and especially financial support. Become part of saving these really special birds from sliding into extinction. .

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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!

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BirdLife has been nurturing the next conservation leaders for 30 years through CLP

2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 12:08

Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open. There are three awards categories ranging from $12500 to $40,000 per project.

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We estimate there are less than 150 Critically Endangered Polynesian Ground-dove remaining in the world. This project has more than doubled the safe habitat available for them.

Rare chance for some of our world’s rarest birds!

Wed, 29/07/2015 - 09:27

Largest conservation project ever in French Polynesia hits historic milestone. The Acteon & Gambier island restoration operation makes an unprecedented contribution to saving one of our world’s rarest birds and a number of other endangered species from extinction.

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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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