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.
On September 23, we were part of an event that gathered key conservation actors, both national and international, all united to protect, drive forward, and advance scientific efforts in the realm of nature and the communities within the Intag Valley, in the Chocó Andean region.
In 1980, only five Black Robins remained, restricted to one remote island in the Pacific. Despite being seemingly destined for extinction, an intensive conservation programme brought the species back from the brink, and less than 50 years later its remarkable recovery has seen it downlisted on the IUCN Red List.