New Campaign: Protect Hawaiian Seabirds From Lights
In Hawaii the Center began a new campaign this week to reduce nighttime light pollution on Kauai to protect the island's imperiled seabirds.
Hawaiian petrels and Newell's shearwaters are attracted to, and disoriented by, bright nighttime lights. This causes the birds to circle lights at night until they become exhausted and crash, or fall to the ground below the lights, where they're killed by non-native predators, run over by cars or simply die of exhaustion.
To address this problem, we've begun asking private businesses like hotels and shopping centers along the south, east and north shores of Kauai to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to modify their lights and reduce harm.
Read more in our press release.