Pacific Seabird Group (PSG)
Dedicated to the study and conservation of Pacific seabirds and their environment
The Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) is a society of professional seabird researchers and managers dedicated to the study and conservation of seabirds. PSG was formed in 1972 out of a need for increased communication among academic and government seabird researchers. The principal goals of PSG are (1) to increase the quality and quantity of seabird research through facilitating exchange of information and (2) to identify and assess the importance of threats to seabird populations and provide government agencies and others with expert advice on managing the threats and populations.
PSG members are delegates to several other ornithological organisations:
- Agreement on the Conservation of Albatross and Petrels (ACAP)
- American Bird Conservancy
- Ornithological Council, and
- World Seabird Union (WSU).
PSG members include biologists, wildlife managers, students and conservationists from the United States, Mexico, Canada and Japan and 12 other countries. PSG annual meetings and publications provide forums where members can share their findings on all research topics relating to Pacific seabirds and discuss local and large scale conservation issues. The PSG is headed by an Executive Council including regional representatives.
Our Concern is Seabirds
The interest and concern of the Pacific Seabird Group encompasses millions of birds from over 275 species – all related by their dependence on the ocean environment. Pacific seabirds are represented by 23 families with widely divergent natural histories and problems that they face on the colony and at sea. Some species are astonishingly numerous with broad distributions while others are uncommon and occur only in restricted areas. PSG members work hard to increase our knowledge of Pacific seabirds, to understand ecosystem dynamic and both small- and large-scale oceanic processes, to address climate change impacts on seabirds, and to identify and address threats from human development and activities. Read more here.
History of Pacific Seabird Group
The Pacific Seabird Group has a wonderful and rich history spanning 44 years. Click here to learn more about PSG’s history including photos, facts, and trivia from members and Pacific Seabirds Bulletins. To contribute to this project, please contact Jo Smith, Communications Committee Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.