Sad news for Zino's Petrel

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Subject: Sad news for Zino's Petrel
From: robert morris <>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 19:12:58 +0000
Zino's Petrel, Madeira, Natural Park of Madeira August 2010 © Ade Long

A massive forest fire on Madeira has killed several breeding adults and 65% of 
this year’s chicks of Endangered Zino’s Petrel. Funds are urgently needed for 
emergency conservation work before the winter sets in. see

More information and images on BirdLife website

For Australian's who don't  know about this great little Pterodroma - it is 
like a small Soft-plumaged Petrel. It is a summer breeder on Maderia and there 
are less than 50 pairs left in the World!
Rob Morris

Brisbane, Australia

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