Pink-footed shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) COSEWIC assessment and status report: chapter 1

Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – May 2004

Common name: Pink-footed Shearwater

Scientific name: Puffinus Creatopus

Status: Threatened

Reason for designation: This seabird breeds on only three islands off the coast of Chile, where it has suffered significant but unmeasured declines due to nest predation by introduced predators, exploitation by humans and habitat degradation. It likely incurs mortality due to incidental take by fisheries off the coast of British Columbia during the non-breeding season and would be sensitive to any offshore oil spills there.

Occurrence: British Columbia

Status history: Designated Threatened in May 2004. Assessment based on a new status report.

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