Published by Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie (SCO), the local BirdLife International partner, Zones Importantes pour la Conservation des Oiseaux de Nouvelle-Calédonie is the culmination of work undertaken over two and a half years by research institutes and New Caledonian NGOs, led by the SCO’s Jerôme Spaggiari.
The publication details landscape and ornithological data from Important Bird Areas (IBAs) over all 32 islands, of which eight have a special importance by virtue of their diverse seabird colonies which include boobies, terns, tropicbirds and frigatebirds.
Vivien Chartendralt, SCO project co-ordinator, commented: “This book is definitely a great achievement for the SCO and the birds, but also for conservation as a whole in
With support from the British Birdwatching Fair,
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The head of Birdlife’s Pacific Division, Don Stewart, welcomed the SCO’s achievement in publishing the book: “The SCO must be congratulated as regards an excellent example of how the concentrated efforts of a small but completely devoted conservation organisation can greatly influence efforts to save the planet’s most threatened species.”