“Tackling Impact on Seabirds by Light Pollution at Sea” Webinar

Following the 2022 World Migratory Bird Day theme highlighting the impact of Light Pollution on migratory waterbirds, more discussion on tackling the impact of Light Pollution has been inspired. In this webinar, we invited the Government representative of New Zealand as well as USFWS Alaska to share with us their recent conservation actions, with a special focus on the Light Pollution impact on seabirds at Sea.



Johannes Fischer

Technical Advisor Seabirds, Kaimātanga manu moana National Office, Department of Conservation, New Zealand


About the presentation:

Exposure of threatened seabirds from Aotearoa New Zealand to inshore and pelagic light pollution; Status quo and a way forward

Light pollution has a profound, yet often under-appreciated impact on wildlife, including many threatened seabirds, such as kuaka/Whenua Hou diving petrels. During this webinar, we’ll present the latest research from the New Zealand Department of Conservation on light pollution, the associated impacts, and how we can work together to protect seabirds from light pollution. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Claire Montgomerie

Ecological Services, Fairbanks Fish and Wildlife Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska

About the presenter:

She works as a biologist in the Threatened and Endangered species program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her primary duties include participating in recovery and regulatory efforts for two species of threatened sea-duck species: Steller’s and spectacled eiders. She is currently working to develop a monitoring program to better address and minimize incidents of eider-vessel collisions.



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