The Grenadines Seabird Guardians is a group of volunteers that travel to remote, uninhabited islands to monitor and protect seabirds and habitats in this vast archipelago that includes the nations of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
These citizen-scientists, which includes fisherfolk, tour guides, and other residents, also record threats they observe. A major threat to seabirds, especially their vulnerable eggs and chicks, are invasive predators like rats. In recent months, the Guardians have gathered data that answered questions about where non-native mammals are found.
With this information, EPIC can assist the Grenadines Seabird Conservation Working Group to prioritize conservation areas and activities based on the most current data. In addition, this data was also presented by EPIC Associate Juliana Coffey at the CitSci conference in May.