Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Final decisions on changes to the threatened status of several ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels released by BirdLife International

Joe Taylor (Red List Team, Birdlife International) writes:

“We would like to express our gratitude to the many people and organisations who have contributed information to this round of forum discussions. Your input is essential to the Red List process and has enabled us to reach final decisions for 79 species.  Please visit the forums to see the list of final decisions.

These final decisions will be reflected in the 2013 Red List update, which is due to be launched in November.  The revised species assessments and updated factsheets will be released on the BirdLife website and incorporated into the IUCN Red List.

Discussions for which final decisions have been reached will be archived, meaning that they will remain viewable on the forum website but will not be open for further comments.  If you have new information on any of the species for which discussions have been closed, please contact us by email.

Decisions for species that require further input are being pended until the next round of decisions, which is likely to take place early in 2014.  Further details will be sent later this year regarding the timeline for the next round of forum discussions.  Decisions in the next round will be incorporated into the 2014 Red List update, which is expected to be launched in the spring [sic].”

Changes for ACAP-listed species are shown below in bold (click here for the full species list).  Note decisions on two species (in italics) are still pending.

 

Phoebastria nigripes

Black-footed Albatross

VU

NT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diomedea amsterdamensis

Amsterdam Albatross

CR

CR

 

                               

Diomedea sanfordi

Northern Royal Albatross

EN

EN

 

           

 

     

 

         

Thalassarche melanophris

Black-browed Albatross

EN

NT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thalassarche steadi

White-capped Albatross

NT

pend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thalassarche chrysostoma

Grey-headed Albatross

VU

EN

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procellaria aequinoctialis

White-chinned Petrel

VU

pend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No longer Endangered: a Black-browed Albatross feeds its chick on Heard Island

Photograph by  Roger Kirkwood

Click here for an earlier ACAP Latest News item on the above changes.

Click here to access the Threatened Seabird Forum.

With thanks to Joe Taylor for information.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 10 September 2013