What We Do
 

 Feature Video

 

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A film highlights the dangers of plastic ingested by young albatrosses.

 

 Announcements

 
 

 Due Dates

 
  • 8/4/2014
    Full Proposal Deadline

 

 FAQ

 
  • Does this Program have an RFP?

    No, for information on how to apply please review the Business Plan and the Application Guidelines for Conservation Initiatives under Application Information, or contact the staff representative.

Adult White Tern Feeding Its Chick (Sand Island, Midway Atoll) | Credit: wildencounters.net
  • Seabirds

    Seabirds, which comprise more than 300 species worldwide, are declining faster than any other group of birds. Populations of oceanic seabirds are the most threatened. Many of these species are restricted to nesting on just one or a few islands, making them highly vulnerable to extinction.

    Several threats, both land- and sea-based, 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 (plants and animals) 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 because of human demand for fisheries resources, and
    • marine pollutants (e.g., oil and plastic).

    NFWF's Seabird Initiative works to enhance the viability of seabird populations by increasing their survival and reproduction to levels that will allow for long-term sustainability. It focuses on two broad geographic areas: the Caribbean and the Pacific. Business plans for each of these regions emphasize specific species, strategies and geographies. 

 

 Feature Story

 
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The world's oldest known albatross hatches another chick on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, site of NFWF restoration actions.
 
 

 Focal Areas

 
 

 Application Information

 
  • (Updated: 5/2/2014)

 

 Program Information

 
 

 Staff Representatives

 
 

 Partners