Rats exact a punishing toll on island seabird colonies, decimating their numbers as they eat the birds’ eggs and young. Research has shown that fewer…View More Coral reefs thrive next to rat-free islands, new study finds
It may seem like yet another set of picture-perfect tropical islands: high cliffs and modest hills rolling into the brilliant blue Atlantic Ocean. Scrubby bushes…View More In the Canary Islands, a good seed disperser is hard to find
Adapted from Bing Maps. The Galápagos Islands are not widely known for their coral reefs. Most visitors to the islands’ waters seek big charismatic residents…View More Corals thrive on remotest islands in the Galápagos
HONIARA, Solomon Islands – In April 2016, thousands of villagers living in the vicinity of the Gold Ridge Mine in the southwest Pacific nation of…View More Can the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource extraction in the South Pacific?
For a long time, people living on the Vangunu Island in the Solomons spoke about the “vika”, a giant rat on the island that lives…View More Giant tree-dwelling rat discovered in the Solomon Islands
The pla beuk is a beautiful behemoth; a gigantic toothless catfish with skin smooth and silky to the touch. It’s the largest freshwater fish in…View More What’s at stake in China’s plan to blow up islands in the Mekong