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July 31, 2020

Environment group Kōrero o te 'Ōrau is calling for the removal of the crown of thorns starfish from reefs around Rarotonga. It could be an early stage of an outbreak, says leader and biologist Dr Teina Rongo.

July 24, 2020

Fiordland is home to a unique marine environment...Department of Conservation operations director southern South Island Aaron Fleming has described it as a globally significant area. It was high in biodiversity and home to many special species such as black coral and soft corals like

July 3, 2020

Island Conservation is releasing a request for proposals for a heavy-lift drone with advanced capabilities to improve technology and methodology for the removal of invasive rats from the Ulong Island group in Palau’s Rock Island Southern Lagoon...Ulong is a chain of 14 limestone islands and islet

Conservation gains and missed opportunities 15 years after rodent eradications in the Seychelles

The Seychelles was one of the ?rst tropical island nations to implement island restoration resulting in biodiversity gain. In the 2000s a series of rat eradication attempts was undertaken in the inner Seychelles islands which had mixed results. Three private islands with tourist resorts successfully eradicated rats: Frégate (2000), Denis Island (2003) and North Island (2005). Frégate Island was successful with the ?rst eradication attempt whereas North and Denis Islands were initially unsuccessful, and both required second eradication operations.

Community-based conservation and recovery of native species on Monuriki Island, Fiji

The small uninhabited island of Monuriki (40.4 ha) in western Fiji is of national and international conservation concern for its several protected species. Exotic invasive species and a Category 5 cyclone have exacerbated conservation challenges. The cooperation of local, national, and international stakeholders continues to be crucial in restoration of the island’s native ?ora and fauna. This summary presents a timeline of restoration efforts and current status of the recovery programme for Monuriki.

The red vented-bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer): invasion dynamics and ecological impacts of an introduced pest bird in New Caledonia and implications for management

Suite à la soutenance de thèse effectuée en juillet 2018 à l’Université de Massey, le manuscrit de Martin Thibault, intitulé « Le bulbul à ventre rouge (Pycnonotus cafer): dynamique d’invasion et impacts écologiques d’un oiseau introduit en Nouvelle Calédonie. Invasive alien species are a major cause of biodiversity loss globally, especially on islands where high species richness and levels of endemism accentuate their impacts.

Eradication of invasive animals and other island restoration practices in Seychelles: achievements, challenges and scaling up perspectives

In recent decades Seychelles has accumulated extensive experience in the management of invasive species and other island restoration practices. Non-government organisations (NGOs), governmental, parastatal and private stakeholders have conducted successful programmes to control and eradicate invasive animals and plants, particularly on small islands of high biodiversity value. Biosecurity protocols have been implemented to prevent (re)infestations.