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Wirebird remains on global danger list, thanks to airport

St Helena’s unique wirebird features on the latest “red list” of the world’s critically endangered species, thanks to threats from the airport and new tourist developments. Its recovering population should have been enough for its threat status to be relaxed, … Continue reading

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RSPB objects to Shelco resort over wirebird doubts

Disputes have broken out among bird experts over plans to build “the world’s greenest hotel” on St Helena, including an eco-golf course. A formal objection to the resort has been lodged by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds … Continue reading

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Decline that led to wirebird breeding failures

When the experts from Shelco went to look round the site of their proposed eco-resort on St Helena, they were greeted by one of the locals. A rat. It was evidence – not really needed – that it’s not only … Continue reading

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Will this be the site of the world’s greenest hotel?

St Helena’s humble wirebird may help developers create “the world’s greenest hotel” on the mellow slopes of Broad Bottom. Plans for the so-called Wirebird Hills leisure resort – complete with eco-friendly golf course – are going on show on the … Continue reading

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‘Eco resort’ moves a step closer in wirebird valley

Efforts to create an “eco friendly” tourist resort in St Helena have cleared another hurdle, with the signing of a new agreement that promises work and housing for islanders. The scheme involves a luxury hotel and spa, a golf course and … Continue reading

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Island media, 6 January 2012

St Helena Herald: Father Dale’s MBE – Airport construction work starts – National Trust seeks heritage protection law – Cameras trap wirebird predators – Sustainable Development Plan released – ‘Come home’ call to Saints overseas Father Dale Bowers, Archdeacon of … Continue reading

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