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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed, proposed threatened in 2007

RANGE: Breeding habitat found only in the Galápagos Islands; foraging habitat around the islands as well as east and north toward South America and up to 2,000 kilometers south

THREATS: Destruction of breeding habitat by introduced farm animals including goats, donkeys, horses, and cattle; predation by feral cats, pigs, rats, dogs, and Galápagos hawks

POPULATION TREND: The population estimate for this species is 20,000 to 60,000 birds, with a decreasing trend.

Galápagos petrel photo © Mike Danzenbaker/www.avesphoto.com