Pink-footed shearwater


Pink-footed shearwater

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's Seabirds Program enhances the viability of seabird populations by increasing their survival and reproduction to levels that will allow for long-term sustainability. The program currently focuses on the Pacific, one of the most globally significant regions for threatened seabirds.


Seabirds are declining faster than any other group of birds and Pacific seabirds face the highest risk of extinction. Several threats, both at land and sea, continue to drive these species downward. They include:

  • Predation and displacement by non-native, invasive species on breeding islands
  • Habitat loss and degradation due to non-native invasive species, and expansion of human activities
  • Collection of seabird eggs, chicks and adults for food or other purposes
  • Incidental mortality (bycatch) from fisheries operations
  • Reduction in prey availability from human demand for fisheries resources
  • Marine pollutants

The Seabirds Program aims to increase survival and reproduction of seabirds by mitigating these threats. The program also supports actions that build long-term resilience for threatened seabirds, including investments in biosecurity planning and projects that establish new seabird colonies through social attraction and translocation. The Seabirds Program also supports strategic investments in information gaps for focal species that will lead to future conservation.

Application Information

07/01/2020 Seabird Conservation Program 2020 Request for Proposals View Now
06/24/2020 Request for Proposals: Contract for an Independent Evaluation of the Pacific Seabird Program View Now

Due Dates

Due Date Name
Full Proposal Deadline
Proposal Deadline: Contract for Independent Evaluation Request for Proposals
12/03/2019 Honopū Seabird Conservation Initiative Implementation Plan 2019 Download the PDF
12/03/2019 Pacific Seabird Business Plan Download the PDF
Staff Representatives

Senior Scientist, Bird Conservation