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SCIENTIFIC NAME:Pterodroma phaeopygia POPULATION: 6,000-15,000 IUCN STATUS: Critically Endangered TREND: Declining HABITAT: Breeds on the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador; otherwise at sea.
The swift-flying Galápagos Petrel is known by locals as patapegada, or “web-footed one.” Once lumped withHawaiian Petrelas a species known as the Dark-Rumped Petrel, this seabird was split into a unique species in 2002 by the American Ornithologist’s Union on the basis of genetic and morphologic distinctions.
With long wings and a unique flight pattern, this petrel is part of a larger group of seabirds known as “gadfly” petrels.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today visited West Mosul, an urban area held captive by ISIS for three years until its liberation last summer. After walking among the bombed-out buildings that line its quiet streets and meeting with some of the first families to return, she urged the world not to forget the agonies they have endured – and not to ignore the new struggles they now face.