A website exists which considers the issue of light pollution affecting nocturnal breeding seabirds, a subject regularly covered in ACAP Latest News (click here).
Newell's Shearwater: at risk to light pollution on Hawaii, photograph by Eric Vanderwerf
“On archipelagos worldwide, high numbers of fledglings of different seabird species are attracted to artificial lights during their first flights to the sea. Grounded birds are vulnerable to starvation, predation, dehydration and collision with vehicles. Rescue campaigns are carried out in many places, but only a few have been documented.
This website is dedicated to the study of this phenomenon and to the improvement of conservation actions. It is intended for seabird researchers and managers involved in rescue campaigns who are willing to share knowledge, skills, experience and literature.”
The website currently requires approval to join and is password protected (click here).
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 09 September 2015