Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Shy Albatrosses to get artificial nests

Artificial nests are to be constructed in order to improve the breeding success of globally Near Threatened Shy Albatrosses Thalassarche cauta, an ACAP-listed species endemic to Australia where it is listed as nationally Vulnerable.

“With $110,000 from the federal government, as well as funding from the Tasmanian Department of the Environment, the CSIRO and WWF Australia, [Rachel] Alderman plans to install 100 nests this year before the breeding season starts in September.  The nests will be approximately 1 metre wide and 30 cm high.”

Shy Albatross, photograph by Drew Lee

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John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 03 July 2017