Friday, October 19, 2012

Translocation for Conservation

Directly from the smallest island of the Azores, we are into the 16th day of the translocation of Cory`s shearwater Calonectris diomedea borealis chicks, at Corvo Biological Reserve which is protected by a pest-proof fence. This is an innovate technique done for the first time with seabirds in Portugal, and so far everything is going sucessfully - all chicks are monitored daily, and are perfectly healthy.

We are pleased to announce that one of the chicks has already fledged, and is probably following her path in the ocean, south until Brazilian and south African waters. So we just have to wait and hope that in six to eight years she, the others and the next generations will return to breed at the "Cory`s Hotel" in our reserve, which will help in their conservation.

And that is all this week from the smallest.

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