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.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Seychelles’ Cousin Island celebrates 50th anniversary success: bringing warbler back from extinction

Victoria, Seychelles | January 29, 2018, Monday @ 14:10 in Environment » CONSERVATION | By: Sharon Ernesta |Views: 1021

 (Seychelles News Agency) - Cousin Island is this year celebrating 50 years since its designation as a nature reserve and its conservation and research work.

The island’s major achievement is its work with the Seychelles warbler. This endemic bird has been downgraded from critically endangered to near threatened on IUCN’s Red List of endangered species - a first in bird conservation. 

The island special reserve is managed by Nature Seychelles, a not-for-profit organisation for environmental conservation, which is also celebrating 20 years of existence. Nature Seychelles is the island nation’s partner of BirdLife International.

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

At one time there were only 26 individuals of this bird left in the world found only on Cousin.

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