Dr. Paul Sievert, U. S. Geological Survey, Massachusetts Cooperative F&W
Research Unit, Short-tailed albatross Recovery:
As a founding member of the Short-tailed Albatross Recovery Team, Dr. Paul
Sievert has been applauded for his leadership and involvement in albatrossrecovery efforts. Dr. Sievert has been the eyes, ears, and scientific expert for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on recovery initiatives for the species in Japan and the United States. He has been cited for his "incredible positive attitude, coupled with indisputable expertise in albatross biology and mastery of field techniques." He has traveled to Torishima Island and engaged in satellite-tagging the birds. Dr. Sievert’s skills enabled the recovery team to model different scenarios, ultimately generating a consensus on measurable and defensible draft and final recovery criteria. Since he began his work, the global population of the short-tailed albatross has increased at a remarkable 7percent per year!
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