Sauvons les oiseaux de Polynésie française

La Polynésie française abrite de nombreuses espèces d’oiseaux qu’on ne trouve nulle part ailleurs sur Terre. S’étendant sur une grande étendue de l’océan Pacifique Sud, ce territoire se compose d’un groupe de 118 îles et atolls. Décrit par certains comme l’endroit le plus beau de la Terre pour ses plages de sable blanc et ses…

Ifloveconservation Helps Saving Polynesian Birds

Saving French Polynesian Birds – Interview with Thomas Ghestemme from SOP Manu. Written by Marta Noblejas – 2nd August 2017 http://www.ifloveconservation.com/saving-french-polynesian-birds.html Stretching over a large expanse of the South Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia consists of a group of 118 islands and atolls. Described by some as the most beautiful place on Earth for its white…

The call of the seabird

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz are developing new acoustic monitoring techniques that could aid seabird conservation. Abe Borker, a Seabird Biologist, is trying to make population studies of seabirds more cost-effective and efficient. Borker explains that based on the call of some species of seabirds, you can estimate their population size. Why…

Birds of Eastern Polynesia. A biogeographic Atlas

Birds of Eastern Polynesia, by Jean-Claude Thibault & Alice Cibois, is the first biogeographic Atlas of the birds of one of the largest areas of Oceania. We are pleased to send you a pre-publication announcement for our forthcoming book on birds of Eastern Polynesia The book treats all of the 241 species, including extinct birds,…

Five remote Pacific islands are paradise again!

Five remote Pacific islands are once again safe heavens for four of our world’s rarest bird species following the success of one of the most ambitious island restoration projects ever implemented. Just two years after ambitious efforts by a team of international conservation organisations to rid French Polynesia’s Acteon & Gambier island groups of invasive…

The unique birds of Rapa – French Polynesia

Can we save the unique birds of Rapa ? Rapa and its surrounding islets is a very remote place. It is far, very far from Tahiti, the main island in French Polynesia. This isolation has resulted in the evolution of a highly unique flora and fauna with an extraordinarily high endemism. Read the full article…

Managing invasive species

Invasive species spread around the globe has increased in the past 200 years, indicating a need for enhanced biosecurity. Read the article on the Island Conservation website : https://www.islandconservation.org/regulation-extinction-invasive-species/?platform=hootsuite From Sarah Kaiser – 26, april 2017 The impacts The spread of invasive species has serious consequences for the environment, agricilture, and human health. Invasive species impacts…

Conservation Success Stories to Celebrate

Revisiting conservation success stories is an important way to celebrate accomplishments even when there is more work to be done. Published 21, april 2017 – Author: Emily HEBER https://www.islandconservation.org/five-conservation-success-stories/ Featured photo: Endangered South Island Takahē. Credit: Kerri-Lee Beasly About Emily Heber   Three conservation success stories of birds here : 1. South Island Takahē population…

Wisdom: World’s Oldest Known Wild Bird

Wisdom, the oldest known banded bird in the wild, is a female Laysan albatross that nests within the world’s largest albatross colony on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She is at least 65-years old and a world renowned symbol of hope for all species that depend upon the health of the ocean to survive. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Midway_Atoll/wildlife_and_habitat/Wisdom_Profile.html Article…