Shearwater Project on Aride Island

Tropical Shearwater parent & chick by Sabine Laukamm
Tropical Shearwater parent & chick by Sabine Laukamm

The Island Conservation Society has initiated a project on Aride, which started in October 2011, with the aim of acquiring precise knowledge of the ecology of the Wedge-tailed shearwater Puffinus pacificus and the Tropical shearwater Puffinus lherminieri (subspecies nicolae described from Aride). This will provide information that is indispensable to ensure a good scientific monitoring of their populations, and will allow for more efficient conservation measures, either on Aride, around the Seychelles archipelago or elsewhere at sea in the Indian Ocean. Continue reading “Shearwater Project on Aride Island”

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