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Shearwaters: Rakiura Tïtï Restoration

  • By Greg Hester

Mitigation of the Command oil spill injury Restoration of Sooty Shearwater breeding colonies in New Zealand Prev Next Sooty Shearwaters or Taukihepa, Titi Islands Teteaweka Nuggets, Titi Islands SouthCoast Productions Underground shearwater nests Big South Cape / Taukihepa Monterey Bay, CA (photo: Karen Ward) Putahinu Nuggets Taukihepa, Titi Islands Background The Rakiura Tïtï Restoration Project sought to repair the injury…

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  • By Greg Hester

…Rodt, Collaborator, Island Conservation Juan Fernández Islands, Chile Guillermo de Rodt, Senior Technician Juan Fernández Islands, Chile Verónica Muñoz, Chile Administrative Assistant Chile Cabila Manriquez, Technician Juan Fernández Islands, Chile Ilana Nimz, Biologist & Winged Ambassadors Coordinator Honolulu, HI John (JJ) Baczenas, Project Assistant Kapolei, Hawai’i Rolando Recabarren, Project Assistant Juan Fernández Islands, Chile Flora Rojas, Field Assistant Juan Fernández…

Juan Fernández Islands

  • By Greg Hester

…identified the Juan Fernández Islands as one of the world’s 12 most threatened national parks, and in 1984 the International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP) designated the islands as one of the 10 highest priority regions for seabird research globally. In 1998, BirdLife International listed the islands as a Priority 1 (critical) Endemic Bird Area of the World. The Alliance…

Juan Fernández Islands: Of Fences and Fardelas

  • By eggedit

…it a moonscape appearance, is one of several major colonies of Pink-footed Shearwaters on the Juan Fernández Islands. Approximately 720 breeding pairs raise their chicks in Tierra Blanca, out of around 5,000 total pairs on Robinson Crusoe Island. The species only breeds on three islands worldwide—Robinson Crusoe and Isla Santa Clara, both in the Juan Fernández Islands, and Isla Mocha,…

Juan Fernández Islands: Rescuing the Plants

  • By eggedit

…is another group that is working on plant conservation in the islands. Their name can be roughly translated to mean “We must rescue Juan Fernández”. The group was formed in 2011 year by Chilean students with the goal of protecting the ecosystem of the Juan Fernández Islands and educating locals and continental Chileans about the island’s environmental issues. One of…

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…

Pink-Footed Shearwater

  • By Greg Hester

…of the breeding sites in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. Distribution The Pink-footed Shearwater is endemic to Chile, breeding on only three known islands. The largest known breeding population is found on Isla Mocha, a continental island, with smaller breeding colonies found on the oceanic islands of Robinson Crusoe and Santa Clara in the Juan Fernández Archipelago. During the nesting…

Juan Fernández Islands: Isla Santa Clara Sin Conejos

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of Isla Robinson Crusoe, both in the Juan Fernández Archipelago of Chile. For the folks that live on the Juan Fernández Islands “endemic” is a household word. The islands here are replete with endemic plants, endemic birds, endemic tarantulas, and endemic algae. The archipelago’s ratio of endemic plant species to land area is one of the highest in the world—making…

What We Do

  • By M.H.

Island, California Taiaroa Head, New Zealand Juan Fernández Islands, Chile Rakiura South Cape Islands, New Zealand Ecosystem Research BiOPs Network – Biological Indicators of Ocean Plastic Pollution Sustainable Fisheries and Seabird Bycatch in Chile, Alaska and Hawai‘i fisheries Black-footed Albatross, throughout the North Pacific Pink-footed Shearwaters, from Chile to Canada Central Pacific Seabirds, Main Hawaiian Islands Wilson’s and Red-necked Phalaropes,…

Oikonos Chile

  • By Greg Hester

Learn about our projects in Chile We have been working in Chile for more than 16 years, specifically in the remote islands of Juan Fernandez Archipelago and Isla Mocha, where we lead diverse conservation programs for an array of species and their habitats, including the critically endangered Juan Fernandez Firecrown, the world’s only endemic oceanic island hummingbird and the Masafuera…