Island Biology 2019 – III International Conference

The University of La Réunion is welcoming the next international Island Biology conference. After Hawaii and the Azores, the third Island Biology conference will be held in July 2019 (8 – 13) on La Réunion. The meeting will gather scientists from all over the World and field experts working together on islands. Particular emphasis will be on ecology,…

Seabirds and Coral Reef Health

New scientific results highlight the link between large seabird colonies and healthy coral reef with high growth rates.   To read more on Island Conservation website: https://www.islandconservation.org/seabirds-enhance-coral-reef-growth-new-scientific-research/ Read the original study here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-41030-6 About the study Colonies of Acropora formosa were sampled from Namenalailai (hereafter Namena) – a remote island in Fiji Archipelago. This island has…

Te Manu 94

Le Te Manu N°94 est paru ! Après plusieurs mois d’attente vous retrouvez enfin votre bulletin Te Manu. L’Edito Cette longue période sans activité éditoriale ne signifie pas que les oiseaux de Polynésie et la biodiversité associée n’ont pas reçu de notre association les attentions nécessaires, et nos programmes se sont poursuivis.L’étude de l’avifaune polynésienne…

Invasive Alien Species: a major threat to native Insular Species

Invasive alien species are a major threat to native insular species. A huge global collaboration between 50 authors, co-led by institutions including Island Conservation and BirdLife International, has identified 169 islands where vertebrate eradication is technically and socially feasible. If successful, these operations would help to prevent the extinction of 131 highly threatened species of…

2019 Ordinary General Meeting of the SOP

The Ordinary General Meeting of MANU held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Punaauia City Hall. With a quorum reached at first blow – thanks to the members who came and to those who took the time to send their powers. It was studious but in the same time very pleasant, thanks to the superb…

Seabirds Conservation in the tropical Pacific Ocean

  A report titled Important Areas for Seabirds – guiding marine conservation in the tropical Pacific reveals the most important sites in the tropical Pacific for seabirds conservation. These sites are now identified as marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs).   The report shows how seabirds tell us about the state of the oceans and islands of…