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Uafato village joins conservation efforts to save Samoa's national bird

The village of Uafato have joined forces with conservation and environmental groups to help save the Manumea. The opening of the Uafato trail and bird hide is the latest initiative in efforts to save Samoa’s national bird the Manumea.

13/06/2020

Plan to Save Samoa's National Bird, Manumea, Launched

Marc Membrere for the Samoan Observer

A ten year plan to save Samoa's national bird, manumea, from extinction, has been launched.

The Manumea Recovery Plan 2020-2029 was launched at the Malololelei Recreational Reserve by the Samoa Conservation Society (S.C.S) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E) on Friday morning.

13/06/2020

Artists Share Desire to Save the Manumea

Marc Membrere for the Samoan Observer

Murals of Samoa’s national bird, the manumea, can be seen in a few places in Upolu and Savaii which is all part of the Save the Manumea campaign.

The murals are the outcome of the training hosted last year by New Zealand based artists, Charles and Janine Williams who shared their knowledge of painting native birds in an accurate and authentic way.

10/06/2020

Richmond School Comes to Aid of Samoan Bird Manumea

Brenda Vowden for the NZ Herald

It all started with a chocolate bar and a bird on the brink of extinction, but has turned into so much more for the children and staff of Richmond School.

Conservation coordinator Di Morgan kicked it all off by chance when working with groups throughout the school, including running a Samoan class. Here she has focused on how people in Samoa are being guardians of their wildlife including turtles, plastic and changes they are trying to make.

21/04/20

The Rich Meals That Keep Wild Animals on the Menu

J. B. MacKinnon for the Atlantic Monthly

The biggest bird-hunting day of the year in the island nation of Samoa, it turns out, is not a great day to start searching for one of the world’s rarest birds. It is the eve of White Sunday, a national holiday during which many wild birds are eaten as a favorite traditional food, and 12-gauge shotguns have been ringing out in the forests for days. Even the most common birds are in hiding.

13/03/2020

Uafato Village Joins Conservation Efforts to Save Samoa's National Bird

TV1 Samoa

The village of Uafato have joined forces with conservation and environmental groups to help save the Manumea. The opening of the Uafato trail and bird hide is the latest initiative in efforts to save Samoa’s national bird the Manumea.

12/03/2020

Samoa's Bird-Watching Nature Trail Opens

Marc Membrere for the Samoan Observer

A new birdwatching and nature trail has been opened in the 2,500-hectare Uafato conservation area to add to Samoa’s list of tourist attractions.

The project is an initiative of the Uafato village in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (M.N.R.E.) and the Samoa Conservation Society (S.C.S).

18/02/2020

Teaching Tour Guiding for Conservation

Sapeer Mayron for the Samoan Observer

A training programme for local tour guides is underway, with seventeen people from six villages gathered on Upolu to learn the ins and outs of taking visitors around their homeland.

The Samoa Conservation Society is conducting the campaign as part of its Save the Manumea Campaign. It hopes to get more villagers to take an interest in guiding tourists and increasing their knowledge and incomes to their village. 

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Cover image of the Manumea kindly provided courtesy of Michael Rothman

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