Seabird conservation

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Conservation of seabirds requires understanding the hazards, species vulnerabilities, and the species responses, as well as implementing methods to reduce the threats so that species can flourish. Conservation methods for seabirds are education, protecting and restoring habitat, reintroduction, predator control, reducing competition with fisheries, enacting protection laws, enforcing laws and treaties, and preventing human disturbance. Seabirds require protection while breeding, migrating, and while overwintering. Ecotourism may pose a threat of increased disturbance or beach development, but it can be managed as a source of revenue to sustain conservation efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780128130810
ISBN (Print)9780128130827
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


  • Bird vulnerabilities
  • Climate change
  • Global warming
  • Habitat preservation
  • Hazards
  • Human impact
  • Management
  • Marine hazards
  • Reintroduction
  • Restoration
  • Threats


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