Every day, 100 northern rockhopper penguins are being lost. During the 19th century, there would have been millions of pairs, but less than 10 per cent are left. Sadly, 2012 was the worst year ever for rockhopper counts across all the islands. We need to do more this year to find out what is happening.
The Tristan albatross is only found in this territory, with all except two pairs nesting on Gough Island. It’s on the brink of extinction, and sadly introduced house mice eat albatross chicks alive and in total kill over half a million seabird chicks here every year. We're working on ways of getting rid of the mice.
We’re also taking steps to save the severely endangered Wilkins' bunting, which only lives on one tiny island in the entire world, Nightingale. There are only 80 pairs in existence, so we're helping them by planting more of their favourite trees.
St Helena's precious cloud forest is home to the black cabbage tree, which grows in only one place - and only 250 square metres are left. This habitat is the only place where the spiky yellow woodlouse is found. There are fewer than 50 woodlice left, living on just 20 ferns. We're creating an artificial forest canopy to keep the ferns the way the woodlice like them.
On Montserrat in the Caribbean, feral pigs are eating the eggs and hatchlings of green turtles, so with your help we're funding a member of staff to help control the pigs, which also damage the island's rainforest.
And on Henderson Island in the Pacific, Henderson lorikeets are coming under pressure from introduced rats that eat their food and perhaps their eggs and chicks. Working with Pitcairn residents, we're working out the next steps to make sure the lorikeets and other wildlife are kept safe.