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Tahiti monarchs are beautiful, friendly songbirds and one of the most endangered species on the planet.  There are only 10 breeding pairs left, clinging to existence in a steep wooded valley in French Polynesia.

It is now breeding season and local children, volunteers and Manu (BirdLife in French Polynesia) are giving this year’s chicks, their parents and fledglings all the support they can by planting trees and controlling rats, an invasive species which eats chicks and eggs.   But it is raining hard in Tahiti and new threats from killer ants and other invasive predators are emerging.  

Today in Tahiti birds are nesting and eggs are hatching but we need to make the forest safe for the fledglings, please donate and make the forest safe for the fledglings.

HOW YOUR MONEY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The most important conservation activity is controlling non-native predatory rats by running bait stations within the birds' territories. This is a highly effective and low cost solution, and proven to work.

£15 will run a rat baiting-station for the next three months as eggs hatch.

£30 will run a rat baiting-station for six months as chicks leave the nest for the first time. 

£60 will run a rat baiting-station for a whole year so fledglings can mature in safety and return to the breeding sites next season to raise their own young.

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BirdLife International

BirdLife International

Charity Registration No. 1042125

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership and the world leader in bird conservation. We believe in a world rich in biodiversity where people and nature live in harmony. We offer that hope for the future of the planet but we need your help to achieve it.

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Donations 268

Donation by Stan Watt on 28/06/15

£10.00

Donation by Stan ;) on 01/05/15

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 02/08/14

€40.00

Good luck with this vital conservation and thank you to Michael McCarthy for publicising it in the Independent.

Donation by Huw on 26/06/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Stanley Watt on 07/05/14

£10.00

valuable work!

Donation by henry kenner on 03/05/14

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Ciara Stafford on 24/04/14

£10.00

Thank you to helping to save the Tahiti Monarchs!

Donation by Elaine Charkowski on 24/04/14

$100.00

Donation by Suzanne Anett Thobro on 23/04/14

£20.00

Donation by Elena Diaz Almela on 22/04/14

Donation by Anonymous on 18/04/14

Keep up this very important work

Donation by Anonymous on 18/04/14

$20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Soy socio de SEO/BirdLife y estoy feliz de ayudar a esta importantisima campaña desde España

Donation by Juan Carlos Atienza on 16/04/14

€12.00

Donation by Anonymous on 16/04/14

£20.00

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/14

£27.00

I'll postpone that new camera for another month - I love the idea of helping the islanders with their struggle to save this bird!

Donation by David Howell on 14/04/14

€250.00

Donation by Marlena Compton on 14/04/14

$20.00

Puisse ce magnifique emblème de Tahiti survivre encore des siècles pour le bonheur des polynésiens et du monde entier !

Donation by une passionnée d'oiseaux on 12/04/14

€50.00

A Special Bird!

Donation by Keith & Lizzie Beswick on 11/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 10/04/14

£20.00

Donation by Paul Walden on 09/04/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Shaun Woodcock on 08/04/14

£25.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£8,412.04
  • Offline donations£25,111.30
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£33,523.34
  • Gift Aid£1,034.48

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