In 2017, Birdfair’s theme is Saving Paradise in the Pacific. The event will be raising funds for work on the French Polynesian island of Rapa Iti. Here, invasive non native rats and goats are decimating populations of native birds. These include the Endangered Rapa fruit dove, along with eleven threatened seabirds like the Rapa shearwater and the local form of white-bellied storm petrel. Money from Birdfair will help BirdLife International organise the removal of goats and rats from nine Rapa islets.

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