Two bird species endemic to Kauai, the `Akikiki or Kaua`i Creeper and the `Akeke`e or Kaua`i `Akepa were recently listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Pacific Rim Conservation began efforts to list these species in 2007…
As part of the ongoing monitoring to measure what the effects will be of predator removal on the ecosystem at Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve, Pacific Rim Conservation in collaboration with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program, conducted an intensive three day long biological […]
PRC recently returned from presenting at the Island Invasives Conference in Auckland, New Zealand in February 2010. The focus of the conference was on the ecological, social and economic impacts of invasive species on island ecosystems with a focus on techniques used to remove invasive species from island ecosystems. As part of the conference, we […]
The recent paper by Lindsay and her co-authors on the foraging patterns and plastic ingestion rates of Laysan albatross on Oahu and Kure Atoll (pdf 67) was written up by multiple media outlets including the Discovery Channel (http://news.discovery.com/animals/albatross-plastic-garbage-patch.html), scientific American (http://www.scientificamerican.com/post.cfm?id=plastic-plastic-everywhere-nor-any-2009-10-27) and a radio interview on national public radio (http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/archives/09-10/qq-2009-11-07.html). We found that by following […]
In March 2009, an entire colony of Laysan albatross disappeared as a result of human interference. For more information visit: http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/June-2009/What-Happened-to-the-Birds/#
Lindsay was recently invited to be the North Pacific Correspondent for ACAP, the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, which is an international treaty signed by 13 member countries. Lindsay provides several stories per month to the organization on issues related to North Pacific albatrosses. For more information visit www.acap.aq
The Elepaio on Kauai, Oahu, and Hawaii are actually different species! Although each was originally described as separate species more than 100 years ago, today they are currently treated as a single species, with subspecies on each island….
The Kaena Point ecosystem restoration project is now in the final permitting stages and construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2010 after a three year planning period. This project has received local, as well as national attention in numerous news pieces and will result in the construction of the first predator proof fence not […]