A Critically Endangered Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata was successfully released at sea off Chorrillos, Lima, Peru recently, following rehabilitation in captivity by Proyecto Golondrina de la Tempestad de Collar.
Photographs from Proyecto Golondrina de la Tempestad de Collar
Proyecto Golondrina de la Tempestad de Collar is a Peruvian project involving the conservation, research and education of the Data Deficient Ringed or Hornby's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma [or Hydrobates] hornbyi.
“Our main focus are rescue and recovery actions of these ocean birds found lost in urban areas outside their natural habitat. While rescuing them, we can collect information, contributing to learn more about this little known species and its habitat, and to generate proposals to reduce the possible causes of their findings in cities".
Read more on the project’s efforts to conserve the little-known Ringed Storm Petrel here.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 11 January 2015