Pacific
Teuaua is home to 90,000 Sooty Terns - one of the nation's largest colonies © Island Conservation
13 Feb 2019

Momentous mission: first successful invasive species removal in Marquesas

Conservationists leaped from boats onto sheer rock faces and braved “10,000 dive-bombing Sooty Terns” to achieve the first successful eradication of invasive rats on Teuaua Island, French Polynesia. This success paves the way for larger island restorations across the Marquesas Archipelago.
Paradise: but for how long? A nearby island has been leased for $300,000 as a resort © howamo / Shutterstock
07 Feb 2019

Pacific paradise in peril: tourism resort threatens Palau shorebird haven

Pristine coastal wetland Peleliu Lkes has been treasured in local art and culture for centuries, and acts as a refuge for Endangered shorebirds such as the Far Eastern Curlew. However, the time-honoured bond between people and nature is threatened by the development of a nearby tourism resort.
The Christmas Frigatebird (Critically Endangered) is now safe from habitat destruction © Chris Surman
05 Jun 2018

Bird paradise Christmas Island saved from mining devastation

Following a tireless campaign by BirdLife Australia, which gained support from around the world, the Australian Government has decided to reject an application for phosphate mining on Christmas Island, a crucial wildlife haven in the Indian Ocean.
The Micronesian Scrubfowl (Endangered) is one of the only species to incubate its eggs using volcanic heat © Island Conservation
08 May 2018

Incredible “Incubator Bird” to be saved by rat removal on Pacific island

Kayangel Atoll is set to become the first inhabited island in the Pacific nation of Palau to be cleared of rats. As well as a healthier ecosystem for fascinating Endangered birds, residents look forward to better livelihoods through increased crop yields.
Flying Fish Cove is the capital of Christmas Island, Australia, which is an IBA in Danger
20 Apr 2018

Interactive map: explore the world’s most threatened bird paradises

The latest data gathered by the BirdLife Partnership reveals that over 240 areas globally important for the conservation of birds are in imminent danger of being lost forever. Explore some of the most imperiled sites, and discover the threats they face, with our updated IBAs in Danger Story Map
© Pavel Tomkovich

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