The effects of climate change on seabirds in Seychelles

Rising sea water levels due to climate change  will lead to habitat loss for many wildlife - photo credit  Peter Chadwick
Rising sea water levels due to climate change will lead to habitat loss for many wildlife – photo credit Peter Chadwick

The Republic of Seychelles with its many small islands and abundantly rich tropical seas makes it an ideal location for seabirds to thrive. They can use the islands to rest and breed whilst food is readily available offshore. Continue reading “The effects of climate change on seabirds in Seychelles”

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World: Zoologist leads world’s largest rat extermination to save biodiversity of Antarctic island – The Globe and Mail

Giant petrel at South Georgia Island
Giant petrel at South Georgia Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tony Martin, a University of Dundee in Scotland professor has led the largest and most complicated rodent extermination ever attempted in the world. The project was on South Georgia, a 160-kilometre-long island off the coast of Antarctica.  Continue reading “World: Zoologist leads world’s largest rat extermination to save biodiversity of Antarctic island – The Globe and Mail”

SSG news: An investigation into possible infanticide by Tropicbird 42 on Cousin Island, March 4th 2013.

This 2 day old chick was found dead in the nest
This 2 day old chick was found dead in the nest

Case Officer: April J Burt
Suspect: Tropic bird 42
Date of alleged crime: 4th March 2013
Evidence: This 2 day old chick was found dead in the nest, the parent bird’s beak was full of down. Chick looked as if it had been pecked. Chick had been seen 2 hours previously alive and well. Continue reading “SSG news: An investigation into possible infanticide by Tropicbird 42 on Cousin Island, March 4th 2013.”