Feb 17 2012
Emergency conservation work pays off: Zinos Petrel bounces back!
Zinos Petrel was Europes rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeiras central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds. The fire, in August 2010, had dire consequences: 25 young and 3 adults were found burnt to death, and of the 13 young birds found alive, only one survived to fledge that year ? the others were predated in their now obvious nests on the barren mountain ledges.