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Reclamation of Yellow Sea causing serious declines in migratory shorebirds

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 11:53

In-depth studies have indicated that rapid declines in three species of shorebird that migrate between Siberia and Australia is due to land reclamation along China's Yellow Sea coastline.

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French Ministry of Education awards school children for their contribution to saving the Tahiti Monarch

Fri, 29/01/2016 - 21:00

French Government awards local Tahiti school for making the plight of the Tahiti known to the local community. A film made by the children and community presentations, as well as volunteering to help with habitat restoration, are all key parts in the campaign to save this iconic bird

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New Zealand Fairy Tern – critically endangered tiny tern faces new threat

Tue, 26/01/2016 - 02:22

One of the world's rarest birds, and New Zealand Sea Bird of the Year in 2014, the New Zealand Fairy Tern, faces yet another push onto the slide to extinction from a group wanting to destroy the mangroves in its main habitat, that are essential to its survival. Around half of the ten or so pairs remaining in the world breed at the beautiful Northland harbour of Mangawhai. Now they are threatened by a group of locals who want to remove the mangroves that a recent study by BirdLife partner, Forest & Bird, has shown are essential to the Fairy Tern survival.

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Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis). Image: Li Zai

Decade-long Citizen Science project counts China’s waterbirds

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 18:01

Since 2005, more than 150 volunteers have taken part in the China Coastal Waterbird Census, which, in November 2015, published its third report on the state of the country’s coastal waterbirds

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BirdLife will continue to work through the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission towards seabird protection to 25°S, something that has already been achieved in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Hard work not over yet for seabird protection in the Pacific

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 17:57

Breakthrough for saving seabirds from longline fishing mortality in the north Pacific, but there’s a catch

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Orange-bellied Parrot, Australia’s rarest bird

Critically Endangered parrots killed by rats at breeding facility

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 15:01

Captive breeding efforts to save Australia’s rarest bird, the Critically Endangered Orange-bellied Parrot, have suffered a setback.

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Neil Fitzgerald and Chris Gaskin capturing New Zealand Storm Petrels at sea maybe the key to saving the Fiji and Beck's petrel - photo by Martin Berg

Will 2016 be the year the nesting sites of the enigmatic Fiji and Beck’s petrels are found?

Wed, 30/12/2015 - 23:34

Finding the nesting sites of the `lost then found' enigmatic Fiji and Beck's petrels is the aim of two linked projects getting underway in 2016. In order to ensure the protection and survival of these Critically Endangered birds we must know where they are nesting and raising young. Only then can we put in place protection of their habitat and ensure they are safe from predators like rats and cats. Recent experience in `finding' other petrel species gives hop that one of the big bird puzzles of the Pacific can be solved.

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Marquesas Archipelago - along with Rapu, the site of the next big Pacific species project

Marquesas Archipelago and Rapu in French Polynesia, the next big opportunity to stop extinctions

Wed, 30/12/2015 - 23:14

Building on the success of the Acteon & Gambier project, the next big operation being planned by BirdLife in the Pacific and its partners SOP Manu and Island Conservation is the restoration of up to 16 islands or islets in Marquesas Archipelago and at Rapu.

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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. Photo: © Marie-Helene Burle

2015 saw some important successes in the Pacific battle for birds and nature

Wed, 30/12/2015 - 22:58

2015 was a big year for conservation in the Pacific. The year saw the completion of the Acteon & Gambier project in French Polynesia giving sanctuary to eight globally threatened and near threatened birds (5 of which are seabirds), two turtle and seventeen nationally threatened endemic plant species. New marine sanctuaries and reserve proposals in Palau, New Zealand and the Cook Islands supported by BirdLife partners. Across the Pacific partnership with BirdLife and with our other partners makes a real difference for nature.

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