Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

A new consultancy will focus on Hawaii’s threatened Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel

 Andre Raine Newells chick shrunk

André Raine of Archipelago Research and Conservation holds a Newell’s Shearwater chick

Archipelago Research and Conservation (ARC) is a recently established Hawaiʻi-based ecological consultancy and project management service that works primarily on seabirds and other native species.  ARC’s Science Director, Dr. André Raine, was previously Project Co-ordinator for the Kaua'i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP).  André informs ACAP Latest News that in his new role within ARC he will be working with the globally Critically Endangered Newell's Shearwater Puffinus newelli and the globally Endangered Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis, among other native species.  A key focus will be colony management for these two endemic seabirds, including social attraction projects.  ARC and other project partners are also initiating a social attraction project focused on the Band-rumped Storm Petrel Hydrobates castro (globally Least +++++++++++Concern but recently up-listed within the USA to Endangered).  Farther afield ARC has commenced work on locating breeding Tahiti Petrels Pseudobulweria rostrata (Near Threatened) in American Samoa with several other project partners.

 Hawaiian Petrel

 Newells Shearewater Lindsay Young

Hawaiian Petrel (left) and Newell’s Shearwater (photograph by Lindsay Young)

Read recent news on ARC’s Facebook page and access a bibliography of publications on threatened tubenoses by André Raine and ARC Executive Director Helen Raine.  Publications listed may be requested via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With thanks to André Raine.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 22 April 2021