Saturday, December 15, 2018

Seabird Seminar "Across All Realms: Sea Land & Air - Our Seabird Taonga"

The seminar will be held on 1 & 2 December 2018 at The Learning Centre, New Zealand Maritime Museum, in Auckland.
Costs:  $40 each day (with catered lunch and teas)
Book here:    https://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/across-all-realms-sea-land-air-our-seabird-taonga 

The seminar sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Our seabird taonga – why seabirds are special
  • Threats facing seabirds
  • Seabirds and ecological restoration
  • Seabirds in science – tackling issues now with challenges for the next generations
  • Challenges facing marine protection for our region; re-establishing traditional pathways and connections
  • The value of long-term research
  • Looking ahead; tackling the threats, filling the knowledge gaps, and raising public awareness

Presenters include Graeme Taylor (DOC); Karen Baird (Forest & Bird/Birdlife International); Sheridan Waitai (Ngati Kuri); Todd Landers (Auckland Council); James Russell, Brendon Dunphy and Rochelle Constantine (University of Auckland); Nigel Adams and Mel Galbraith (Unitec); Stephanie Borrelle (Smiths Fellow, Universities of Georgia and Toronto); John Cockrem (Massey University); John Stewart (Tiritiri Matangi and Motuora Supporters Trusts) and the Dabchick NZ petrel detection dog team of Jo Sim and Rua.

The seminar will feature break-out, panel and open forum sessions to encourage participation including opportunities to quiz the experts

For participants involved in restoration projects, on islands or on the mainland, this will be great opportunity to discuss with experts the practicalities of seabird restoration.

The Hauraki Gulf Forum and the Northern NZ Seabird Trust will be launching a major report on threats to seabirds in northern Aotearoa New Zealand.

Book now:    https://www.maritimemuseum.co.nz/across-all-realms-sea-land-air-our-seabird-taonga