Short News – Pacific

Tiny lizard gets own island

A tiny blue-tailed lizard became extinct in the wild 10 years ago, but 1,500 lizards have been bred in captivity. They will be released on a safe island.

Australia rejects new coal mine

For the second time, authorities in Australia have refused to allow the opening of a new coal mine, citing concerns about the environment and the climate.

Fat parrot breaks breeding record

The world’s fattest parrot species, the endangered kakapo, has had its best breeding season. 147 adults are alive today, but this year 76 chicks have hatched.