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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September 15, 2014
Portions of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are close to 5 degrees F warmer than average -- conditions that in the past have had a significant impact on Alaska fisheries.
September 13, 2014
Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014Recently an episode of intensified coastal warming off California has been detected in satellite sea surface temperature (SST) imagery along many portions of central-to-southern California and down to Baja California. This is an ongoing and highly unusual event duri…
September 12, 2014
A major trawl fishery in Argentina has just agreed to start trialling and test-using lines that scare birds away from the fishing equipment that has been causing the accidental death of species like the globally Near-Threatened Black-browed Albatross. This is great news for seabirds and the Albatros…