Pacific Rim Conservation in the News
The results of our findings of high rates of female-female pairing in Laysan Albatross were recently published in the journal Biology Letters and were written up in the NY Times, LA Time, NPR, and the BBC. Below are links to several of the news stories.
Photo on right - Laysan Albatross nest with 2 eggs
“Same sex parents in Albatross colony”
06/03/2008 New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/
“Two-mom Albatross families” 05/31/08 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation “Quirks and Quarks” program re-aired on National Public Radio in the US http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/media/2007-2008/mp3/qq-2008-05-31_02.mp3
The Kaena Point Ecosystem Restoration Project, which is coordinated by Lindsay, has been the focus of several local news stories and has attracted attention because it will involve construction of the first predator-proof fence in the U.S.
"Hawaii nature reserve predators targeted" 01/07/08 Honolulu Advertiser http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2008/Jan/07/ln/hawaii801070329.html
"Making Kaena Point Safe for Native Hawaiian Species" 05/23/08 KHON News 8 Earth and Sea Project Story http://www.khnl.com/Global/story.asp?S=8373191
In collaboration with the American Bird Conservancy, Eric recently submitted a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the `Akikiki or Kauai Creeper and the `Akeke`e or Kauai `Akepa as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The `Akikiki and `Akeke`e are forest birds endemic to Kaua`i, and populations of both species have declined drastically in recent years. The `Akikiki has been a candidate for listing since 1994. PDF Report 53
“Groups try to save Kauai birds” 10/13/2007 Honolulu Star-Bulletin http://starbulletin.com/2007/10/13/news/story07.html