The overall aim of the LIFE PanPuffinus! project is to improve the conservation status of the Yelkouan Shearwater and the Balearic Shearwater by tackling threats at land and sea through transboundary collaboration.
The project’s objectives are to:
- Quantify the scale and extent of fisheries bycatch and pilot-testing of GFCM data collection methodology
- Reduce fisheries bycatch of both species by using existing mitigation measures or developing new ones
- Decrease the rate of predation by rats by implementing non-native invasive predator management and biosecurity plans
- Drive changes in management through engagement with key stakeholders and by building awareness on seabirds with communities