Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Washington
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Washington Project

Seabird Ecology at Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

October 2017 - December 2049


Participating Agencies

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The atoll of Tetiaroa, French Polynesia, is a critical nesting area for several species of seabirds in the South Pacific. Seabirds here and elsewhere around the globe face several threats - including introduced mammalian predators and changing ocean conditions. In collaboration with the Tetiaroa Society, we are working to understand the ecology of seabirds at Tetiaroa, with a focus on how seabirds will respond to eradication of rats from the atoll. This work will inform tropical seabird conservation worldwide.