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…

Invasive predators and islands conservation

Invasive predators have contributed to close to 60% of extinctions of birds, mammals, and reptiles. 13 October 2016, Sara Kaiser Published on Island Conservation website That is reported in a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences : Invasive predators and global biodiversity loss – PNAS 2016 113 (40) 11261–11265; published…

Resist the call of the cute

Resist the call of the cute By Shaun Hurrell, 6 Feb 2017   What should you do when you see a baby bird on the ground? It is hard to resist the urge to rescue. Often people intervene when in fact most chicks should be left alone. Alone, helpless, small, cold, clumsy and fluffy… We…

Cet oisillon est adorable !

Que faire quand on trouve un adorable oisillon de Gygis, un mignon petit Noddi ou tout autre bébé d’oiseau terrestre semblant en détresse sur le sol ? Oui, nous le savons bien, il est très difficile de résister à l’envie de sauver des oisillons. Nous voyons un poussin au sol et voilà que beaucoup d’entre…