Revegetating parts of Cocos

The Cocos’ makeshift nursery has successfully grown 350 Pisonia trees

Revegetating parts of the Cocos with native species is the ambitious aim of our Pulu Keeling team and their local community. Pulu Keeling National Park is the only Cocos island that supports large and original stands of Pisonia forest, the preferred nesting sites of the red-footed booby. In their makeshift nursery, our small team has propagated 350 Pisonia cuttings this year — with the welcome help of Christmas Island’s Alistair Brunette — a fantastic effort! They’ll be planted out by staff and community volunteers – and hopefully, the reveg efforts will encourage seabirds such as the booby to nest on the southern atoll.