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Good news! Bird considered extinct has been re-discovered

20-Nov-2006

National Director for The Peregrine Fund’s Madagascar Project, Lily-Arison Rene de Roland, and field biologist, Thé Seing Sam, discovered the rare bird while conducting avian surveys in a remote part of northern Madagascar. They observed nine adults and four young that appeared to be nearly two weeks of age.

The last confirmed sighting of the species was more than a decade and a half ago at Lake Alaotra on the Central Plateau of Madagascar. Madagascar is one of the world’s top 10 conservation priorities, and one of the many countries where Wetlands International conducts bird counts. The Peregrine Fund has been working there since 1990 to conserve species and their wetland and rainforest habitats.

“This is an exciting discovery that strengthens our conviction that putting well-trained biologists into the field to learn about species is critical for conservation success,” said Rick Watson, International Programs Director for The Peregrine Fund. 

For more information on Wetlands Internationals work in Madagascar, contact Simon Delany 

For more information on The Peregrine Fund, visit their website.

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