The endemic Mediterranean yelkouan shearwaterPuffinus yelkouan: distribution, threats and a pleafor more data

Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) Science Article 1


The endemic Mediterranean yelkouan shearwater Puffinus yelkouan, elevated to the rank of species in 2002, is poorly monitored and studied. Despite this lack of data and the susceptibility of closely related species to threats at breeding sites and foraging areas, the yelkouan shearwater is currently considered to be at low risk of extinction.

Karen Bourgeois and Eric Vidal, Fauna & Flora International, Oryx, 42(2), 187-19, 2008

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