A project in Seychelles aims to secure the long-term future of the Paradise Flycatcher — locally known as Veuve — endemic to the third-most populated island of La Digue by transferring the birds to other islands.

The project is the follow up of a Darwin Initiative project implemented in 2008. Rachel Bristol, a conservation biologist who is the project officer of the Darwin Initiative, said the project aims to create several populations of the bird on other islands.

“The first translocation to Denis Island was very successful. We translocated 23 individuals in 2008 and there is now a population of over 85 individuals on the island and the numbers are still increasing,” Bristol told SNA.

Source: Seychelles News Agency