Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Folder SPECIES ASSESSMENTS

The ACAP Species Assessments contain the most recent scientific information regarding albatross and petrel species listed under the Agreement. These assessments provide data on each species' population status and trends, their distribution, the threats they face both at breeding sites and at sea, as well as the conservation measures that are in place to protect them. 

To complement the ACAP Species Assessments see also the short Species Summaries written to help inform the general public, including school learners, of the biology and conservation needs of the 31 ACAP-listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.

The current global threatened status of each species is shown below as per the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Version 2020-2.

pdf ACAP Species List

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ACAP Species Table_25 NOV 2020.pdf

pdf Amsterdam Albatross

14939 downloads

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ACAP_Amsterdam_Albatross_EN1.3.pdf

Amsterdam Albatross

Diomedea amsterdamensis 

ENDANGERED

pdf Antipodean Albatross

13509 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Antipodean_Albatross_EN1.0.pdf

Antipodean Albatross

Diomedea antipodensis 

ENDANGERED

pdf Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross

12156 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Atlantic_Yellow-nosed_Albatross EN1.1.pdf

Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross

Thalassarche chlororhynchos 

ENDANGERED

pdf Balearic Shearwater

9860 downloads

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ACAP_Balearic_shearwater_EN1.0.pdf

Balearic Shearwater

Puffinus mauretanicus

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

pdf Black Petrel

10080 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Black_Petrel EN 1.1.pdf

Black Petrel

Procellaria parkinsoni

VULNERABLE

pdf Black-browed Albatross

14571 downloads

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ACAP_Black-browed_Albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Black-browed Albatross

Thalassarche melanophris

LEAST CONCERN

pdf Black-footed Albatross

13793 downloads

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ACAP_Black-footed_Albatross_EN1.1.pdf

Black-footed Albatross

Phoebastria nigripes

NEAR THREATENED

pdf Buller's Albatross

12560 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Buller's_Albatross_EN1.3.pdf

Buller's Albatross

Thalassarche bulleri

NEAR THREATENED

pdf Campbell Albatross

10071 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Campbell_Albatross EN1.1.pdf

Campbell Albatross

Thalassarche impavida

VULNERABLE

pdf Chatham Albatross

11102 downloads

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ACAP_Species_Assessment_Chatham_albatross_EN1.3.pdf

Chatham Albatross

Thalassarche eremita

VULNERABLE

pdf Grey Petrel

9566 downloads

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ACAP_Grey_Petrel_EN1.2.pdf

Grey Petrel

Procellaria cinerea

NEAR THREATENED

pdf Grey-headed Albatross

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ACAP_Grey-headed_Albatross_EN1.1.pdf

Grey-headed Albatross

Thalassarche chrysostoma  

ENDANGERED

pdf Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

9798 downloads

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ACAP_Species_Assessment_Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross EN1.1.pdf

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

Thalassarche carteri 

ENDANGERED

pdf Laysan Albatross

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ACAP_Laysan_Albatross_EN1.1.pdf

Laysan Albatross

Phoebastria immutabilis

NEAR THREATENED

pdf Light-mantled Albatross

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ACAP_Light-mantled__Albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Light-mantled  Albatross

Phoebetria palpebrata

NEAR THREATENED

pdf Northern Giant Petrel

10427 downloads

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ACAP_Northern_Giant_Petrel_EN1.3.pdf

Northern Giant Petrel

Macronectes halli

LEAST CONCERN

pdf Northern Royal Albatross

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Northern Royal Albatross EN1.1.pdf

Northern Royal Albatross

Diomedea sanfordi 

ENDANGERED

document Pink-footed Shearwater

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To be posted.docx

Pink-footed Shearwater

Puffinus creatopus

VULNERABLE

The ACAP Pink-footed Shearwater assessment will be available soon.

pdf Salvin's Albatross

10990 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Salvin's_Albatross EN1.1.pdf

Salvin's Albatross

Thalassarche salvini

VULNERABLE

pdf Short-tailed Albatross

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Short-tailed_Albatross_EN1.0.pdf

Short-tailed Albatross

Phoebastria albatrus

VULNERABLE

pdf Shy Albatross

12450 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Shy_Albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Shy Albatross

Thalassarche cauta

NEAR THREATENED

pdf Sooty Albatross

9489 downloads

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ACAP_Sooty_albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Sooty Albatross

Phoebetria fusca 

ENDANGERED

pdf Southern Giant Petrel

10713 downloads

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ACAP_Southern_Giant_Petrel_EN1.4.pdf

Southern Giant Petrel

Macronectes giganteus

LEAST CONCERN

pdf Southern Royal Albatross

12009 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Southern_Royal_ Albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Southern Royal  Albatross

Diomedea apomophora

VULNERABLE

pdf Spectacled Petrel

9179 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Spectacled_Petrel_EN1.2.pdf

Spectacled Petrel

Procellaria conspicillata

VULNERABLE

pdf Tristan Albatross

10983 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Tristan_Albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Tristan Albatross

Diomedea dabbenena

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

pdf Wandering Albatross

13312 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Wandering_Albatross_EN1.2.pdf

Wandering Albatross

Diomedea exulans

VULNERABLE

pdf Waved Albatross

10694 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_Waved_Albatross_EN1.3.pdf

Waved Albatross

Phoebastria irrorata

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

pdf Westland Petrel

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ACAP_Westland_Petrel_EN1.1.pdf

Westland Petrel

Procellaria westlandica

ENDANGERED

pdf White-capped Albatross

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ACAP_White-capped_Albatross_EN1.1.pdf

White-capped Albatross

Thalassarche steadi

NEAR THREATENED

pdf White-chinned Petrel

10443 downloads

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ACAP_Species_assessment_White-chinned_Petrel_EN1.3.pdf

White-chinned Petrel

Procellaria aequinoctialis

VULNERABLE