Science Spotlight

What We Hope To Learn:

Development of captive propagation techniques is a high priority recovery task for Steller’s eiders, and critical for long term support of the unique captive reservoir populations and future reintroduction efforts if deemed necessary for recovery. In 2007, our program became the first one to successfully breed Steller’s eiders in captivity in North America. We continue to refine captive breeding techniques to support recovery efforts of eiders.
Decision about whether to move forward with reintroduction requires rigorous analyses of alternative methods, uncertainties, and success indicators. Working with a team of collaborators, we are assisting the USFWS by developing decision support tools on planning and decision making about reintroduction.


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