New Caledonia (to France)
Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie (SCO)
The Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie contributes to improving knowledge about the birds of New Caledonia and is involved in the protection of both the birds and the habitats upon which they depend.
The SCO pays special attention to working with communities to promote better understanding and sustainable management of the island’s unique ornithological resources.
It was the most ambitious and logistically challenging island restoration project to date. The aim in 2015: to turn some of the world’s rarest birds back from a path to extinction by removing introduced predators from remote French Polynesian islands. Now the birds are truly bouncing back, giving hope for future restorations.
You might think birds living on remote islands are safe from the negative impacts of human activity – but this is not the case. Read the latest discoveries about three rare islands birds, coming hot off the press from BirdLife’s peer-reviewed journal.