Please help us find the elusive nesting sites of the enigmatic Fiji Petrel on Gau Island in Fiji and Becks Petrel on New Island and New Britain in New Guinea. Both these birds are Critically Endangered and face almost certain extinction unless we can find where they nest and take action to protect them. These are the top priorities for our Pacific Petrels in Peril strategy.
Your donation will allow us cover the costs of a seabird ecologist for 3 months on Gau Island in Fiji to help find the Fiji Petrel. And to buy extra satellite transmitters and pay for local boat costs that we need to use in the search for Becks Petrel.
Time is against us as we try stop both these
birds disappearing for ever.
Petrels have lost far more populations than any other group of birds in the Pacific and many face extinction unless we take action now. Over the years BirdLife and its partners have taken actions to protect (and find) different species but the problem is so big we need a Pacific wide strategy for the conservation of this critically endangered group of seabirds. We call this 'Pacific Petrels in Peril'. Specific projects will save the most threatened petrel species and also help other sea birds at the same time.
In addition to finding the nests of Fiji Petrel and Beck's Petrel we also need to find the nests of Heinroth's Shearwater so we can protect them from habitat degradation and invasive predators like rats and cats too. We are taking action to protect 18 other species including Vanuatu Petrel, Collard Petrel, Polynesian Storm-petrel, Tahiti Petrel, Phoenix Petrel and Tropical shearwaters.
Please help us with this and give generously.