Seabirds of Golfo San Jorge:
Feeding Ecology and Management Implications
Development of coastal environments in Argentina during the last decades has brought increasing pressure on coastal wildlife. Habitat modification and disturbance are important threats to many breeding and foraging bird populations, and have led to growing concern due to rapid growth of unregulated tourism, recreation, and resource extraction activities. In addition, growing commercial fisheries and industries that generate pollution are affecting biodiversity in both coastal and pelagic waters. Seabirds are important components of these marine environments, and due to their demographic characteristics and colonial habits they are vulnerable to some human activities.