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Incredible “Incubator Bird” to be saved by rat removal on Pacific island

Kayangel Atoll is set to become the first inhabited island in the Pacific nation of Palau to be cleared of rats. As well as a healthier ecosystem for fascinating Endangered birds, residents look forward to better livelihoods through increased crop yields.

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Samoa hosts Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

Samoa hosts Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

1 March, 2018, Apia, Samoa - Pacific history was made with the very first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium opening in Samoa today, demonstrating global leadership from the island region in protecti... More detail

Threatened Island Biodiversity Database (TIB)

The Threatened Island Biodiversity Database is a global dataset of threatened island species at risk from invasive vertebrates. Partners include Island Conservation, University of California at Santa Cruz, Coastal Conservation Action Laboratory, BirdLife International, and the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group.

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Interactive impacts of by‑catch take and elite consumption of illegal wildlife

Harvesting, consumption and trade of forest meat are key causes of biodiversity loss. Successful mitigation programs are proving difcult to design, in part because anthropogenic pressures are treated as internationally uniform. Despite illegal hunting being a key conservation issue in the Pacifc Islands, there is a paucity of research. Here, we examine the dynamics of hunting of birds and determine how these contribute to biodiversity loss on the islands of Samoa.

Solomon Islands - Pity the Pitta, an Avian Ambassador for threatened Solomons biodiversity

According to the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, the Black-faced Pitta was once reasonably common, at least on Bougainville. Forty specimens were collected there before 1938. But since then it was not recorded until 1994 when three birds were heard calling at Tirotonga on Santa Isabel. It is categorised by the IUCN as ‘Vulnerable’ on the basis of its very small known population, but if research shows its population is falling, this would warrant the bird being reclassified in a higher threat category.