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The team working on the rat control programme in the Vava'u islands in the Kingdom of Tonga

Battling invasive species helps saves the Tongan whistler

The endemic Hengahenga, also known as the Tongan Whistler, and other native bird species have increased in population over the past year on Mt Talau in the Vava’u islands in the Kingdom of Tonga, with support from several projects executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Government […]

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Talihau community in Tonga embraces natural, low cost methods for beach restoration

An innovative set of techniques developed specifically for the strengthening and rehabilitation of beaches in the Pacific island region have been put to the test in Vava’u, Tonga. This approach to coastal erosion has been developed over the past two years as part of the coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation project which is implemented by the Secretariat […]

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Biodiversity in Vava’u, Tonga under the microscope

Much more will be known about the plants and animals of the Vava’u archipelago in Tonga by the end of February, after the most ambitious study ever undertaken in the island group. “A team of experienced biologists, which includes several Tongan specialists, will participate in this major expedition to conduct rapid biodiversity and ecological assessments […]

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