News Mauritius

Pink Pigeon © Stellar Photography / Shutterstock

Why is it controversial to declare a species less...

Fri, 31/05/2019
Last year, we moved the Pink Pigeon from Endangered to Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, its recovery the result of decades of conservation work. When we move a species to a lower threat category, it sounds like a cause for celebration - but why doesn’t everyone agree?
Fieldwork isn't always fun and games © Jono Handley

Fieldwork fails: 7 times birds made a fool of our...

Fri, 29/03/2019
Sometimes, to study and help birds, we need to get up close and personal. But it doesn’t always go as planned. We asked BirdLife staff for their most hilarious mishaps while working out in the field. Prepare to be shocked, amused and downright disgusted…
There are now 473 Pink Pigeons in the wild © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

How did the Pink Pigeon bounce back from just...

Fri, 15/02/2019
The Pink Pigeon is no longer Endangered. But how did conservationists achieve this, and is it sustainable? Dr Vikash Tatayah, Conservation Director, Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) reports from the field…

New “Birds of Mauritius” free smartphone app is...

Thu, 24/01/2019
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) has released a birding app for their country's spectacular species. Including photographs, songs and maps, this field guide can also be used to record and upload sightings - and it's free!
The Rodrigues Fody (Near Threatened) is just one endemic bird benefiting from the scheme © Sarah Caceres & Jean-Noël Jasmin

Mauritian island awarded for saving species...

Thu, 17/01/2019
On Rodrigues Island in Mauritius, school children and citizens alike are rallying round to restore their island’s habitat. It’s all thanks to the Rodrigues Environmental Education Programme, which has won the Global Conservation Award 2018 for its positive impact on communities and species.
The Goodnature® A24 self-resetting rat trap © Keshav Ramful, MWF

Introducing self-resetting traps to protect...

Fri, 06/10/2017
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is using new self-resetting rat traps to protect the critically endangered Mauritius Olive White-eye from rats preying on the bird’s eggs and chicks.
The Goodnature® A24 self-resetting rat trap © Keshav Ramful, MWF

Introduction de pièges à réinitialisation...

Fri, 06/10/2017

En vue de protéger le Zostérops vert de Maurice (Zosterops chloronothos) grave

Réintroduction du pigeon rose et de la Perruche à...

Tue, 05/09/2017

La réintroduction des oiseaux dans des habitats appropriés où ces espèces ont disparu e

Pink Pigeon © Thomas Berg/Flickr

Reintroducing the pink pigeon and echo parakeet...

Tue, 05/09/2017
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is re-introducing birds to suitable habitats to prevent their extinction.