As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Conservation of endangered bird on Palau handed over to local people

Birdwatch News Archive

Posted on: 10 Dec 2015

Micronesian Megapode is range-restricted to undisturbed offshore islets in Palau and is already extinct on Guam in the same island chain. Photo: Michael Lusk ( people will be looking after an endemic endangered megapode after they were entrusted with biological monitoring on Kayangel Atoll on Palau in the western Pacific.

Developing the skills of local people in managing and protecting their own natural environments and species is a key objective of BirdLife and its partners. Palau BirdLife partner, the Palau Conservation Society (PCS), has just passed this milestone on Kayangel Atoll, where the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services of Kayangel took over responsibility for the Kayangel Biological Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (KBMEP).

It is the result of a four-year programme of working together and training and teaching the necessary skills, after Conservation Co-ordinator Jennifer Ngwal led a successful survey with local staff for the second time this year, at the end of October.

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