The Australasian Seabird Group (ASG) was established in 1971, to promote seabird research and conservation in Australasia and the South Pacific.
We pursue these objectives through a range of activities, including:
Seabirds are highly mobile, regularly moving within and between national jurisdictions. When it comes to seabirds, no researcher can achieve much on their own, so national and international networking is essential. The ASG makes these networks happen.
Most seabirds feed far from land, and many breed on remote islands. For most people, they are out of sight and therefore out of mind, and so the public typically has little awareness of seabirds, their role in marine ecosystems and their potential as sentinels of change in the marine environment.
The ASG helps build capacity for seabird research and management through education and sharing field skills. Building capacity for seabird conservation in our region can include strengthening institutional capacities, transferring know-how and developing appropriate field skills.
Become a member of Australasian Seabird Group here. Membership costs $22 annually and is open to anyone.
The ASG supports students undertaking theses on seabirds, either with travel grants to attend seabird-related conferences or research grants to support their research.