Welcome to the website of the Kauaʻi Endangered Seabird Recovery Project.
The KESRP is a Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) project, administered through the Pacific Studies Co-operative Unit of the University of Hawaiʻi. Formed in 2006, the project focuses primarily on the three endangered seabirds found on the island of Kauaʻi – Newell’s Shearwater (Puffinus newelli), Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) and Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro). Our work involves identifying the breeding distribution of these rare and enigmatic seabirds, monitoring their breeding colonies, undertaking research projects to better understand their life histories and the various threats which they face, and working with partner projects and organizations to ensure their long-term conservation.
Photo by Andre F Raine
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August 12, 2016
Until now, no-one knew where the subantarctic rockhopper and Snares penguins went, while they were at sea between April and October each year. But a tagging project has found the penguins travel more than 15,000km in six months.
August 09, 2016
Help Save Our Native Hawaiian Wildlife!
Hawaii has more endangered species, per square mile, than anywhere else in the world! We need to take action now by educating others on how to help protect and restore this beautiful and fragile ecosystem.
Advance Wildlife Education (AWE) has recently been founded in order to build a bridge between the public and conservation nonprofits and organisations, through education and donations.
Your purchase today can help! We are offering beautiful t shirt designs representing native Hawaiian wildlife. For every product sold, 20% will go to the organization that works with that featured native Hawaiian species.
Our FIRST featured animal is the endangered 'UA'U or HAWAIIAN PETREL, proceeds will go to help fund the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project in their tremendous work to locate, protect, and enhance seabird populations and habitats.
To order your shirt visit our website: advancewildlifeeducation.org
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There will be many more featured Hawaiian species and organizations to come!
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August 07, 2016
An intrepid BirdLife International team are back from their voyage to discover the nesting grounds of Beck's Petrel, a small seabird facing an uncertain future... Did they capture one with their net gun?
August 07, 2016
New research suggests that Little Auks are likely to be far more resilient to climate change than their ecology might suggest.