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  • By Greg Hester

Prev Next Board & Executive Staff Research Associates Advisors Founders Jobs Board of Directors spacer Michelle Hester, President & Executive Director Waimanalo, HI Valentina Colodro, Chile Legal Representative Valparaíso, Chile Grant Ballard, Secretary spacer San Francisco, CA Aaron Hebshi, Director San Diego, CA Peter Hodum, Chile Director Tacoma, WA Cristián Pérez, Director Santiago, Chile Sophie Webb, Director…

Juan Fernández Islands

  • By Greg Hester

Juan Fernandez female firecrown feeding. Photo by Kevin D. Mack Vision Oikonos’s work in the Juan Fernández Archipelago focuses on conserving globally threatened species and ecosystems through long-term collaborations with local communities, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Projects Wildlife Protection: Juan Fernández Firecrown, Pink-footed Shearwater, Másafuera Rayadito, Critically Endangered Petrels Restoration: Nesting habitat propogation, introduced mammal impacts, incipient and invasive…

Juan Fernández Islands: Rescuing the Plants

  • By eggedit

…as the endemic Juan Fernández Firecrown hummingbird). Jessie and I have been very impressed this (austral) summer with the various conservation programs being implemented by CONAF (the Chilean park service), Oikonos, Island Conservation, and Rescatemos Juan Fernández (an organization founded by students that brings volunteers to the island each summer to work on conservation projects). The first order of business…

Juan Fernández Islands: El Principio

  • By M.H.

…and naranjillo trees. Perhaps the most charismatic of the unique species of the islands is the Juan Fernández Firecrown—a bright red, feisty hummingbird found only on Robinson Crusoe island. There are only about 1,500 Firecrowns left, and they are highly dependent on the island’s unique native plants for their nectar source. The islands are also home to unique seabirds. The…

Juan Fernández Firecrown

  • By Greg Hester

Prev Next Introduction The Juan Fernández hummingbird (Sephanoides fernandensis) is a bird that only inhabits Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile. This species is considered critically endangered by IUCN due to loss of habitat and invasive alien species, such as cats and rats. The island where this hummingbird lives is considered a hot spot of biodiversity, where endemism…

Oikonos Chile

  • By Greg Hester

…educators, resource managers, and the local community. Project Page Links Saving endangered species Juan Fernández Firecrown Pink-footed shearwater Másafuera Rayadito DeFillippi’s, Juan Fernández, and Stejneger’s Petrels Habitat restoration Control and eradication of invasive alien species + planting Predator-proof fences as conservation tools Sustainable Fisheries Community-based conservation Isla Mocha Archipelago Juan Fernández Where we work in Chile Isla Mocha Juan Fernández…

Pink-Footed Shearwater

  • By Greg Hester

…had a significant impact on native wildlife on the Juan Fernández Islands. Research on Robinson Crusoe has demonstrated predation by feral cats on Pink-footed Shearwaters in their breeding colonies. Recognizing the impacts of cats not only on shearwaters but also on other native birds, including the critically endangered Juan Fernández firecrown, the island community is now working cooperatively with CONAF…

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  • By Greg Hester

Prev Next Endemic & Threatened Chile Species Másafuera Rayadito DeFilippi’s or Masatierra Petrel Juan Fernández Firecrown Pink-footed Shearwater Juan Fernández Petrel Stejneger’s Petrel Kermadec Petrel Mocha Island Ground Frog Ecosystem Indicators Northern Fulmar Sooty Shearwater Wedge-tailed Shearwater Short-tailed Shearwater Black-footed Albatross Laysan Albatross Tristram’s Storm-petrel Ashy Storm-petrel Rhinoceros Auklets Cassin’s Auklets Western Gulls Pigeon Guillemots Pelagic Cormorants Brandt’s Cormorants Black…