Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Newsletters on procellariiform seabirds and bycatch issues

    Several newsletters on procellariiform seabirds and on bycatch issues are of relevance to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. A list follows, which is kept regularly updated. Albert Times Electronic newsletter published...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1087-newsletters-on-procellariiform-seabirds-and-bycatch-issues
  • Programme now available for the Fifth International Albatross and Petrel Conference next month in New Zealand

    The programme for next month's Fifth International Albatross and Petrel Conference is now available on-line ( click here ). The conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand over 12-17 August. At total of 56 oral presentations will be given over...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/11-programme-now-available-for-the-fifth-international-albatross-and-petrel-conference-next-month-in-new-zealand
  • Predator-proof fences are helping to protect procellariiform seabirds, including ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels

    Predator-proof fences are increasingly being used to keep pests out of area of natural habitats that support threatened species, despite some controversy over their cost-effectiveness. Most fences are erected on the mainland or on inhabited islands...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1359-predator-proof-fences-are-helping-to-protect-procellariiform-seabirds-including-acap-listed-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Planning for a Chatham Island Albatross Translocation Project well underway

    Established in 1998, the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust was originally created to conserve the endangered Magenta Petrel or Taiko Pterodroma magentae of New Zealand's Chatham Islands. Over the years, the Trust has expanded its conservation aims to provide...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1525-planning-for-a-chatham-island-albatross-translocation-project-well-underway
  • A translocation exercise to establish a second Chatham Albatross colony gets funded

    The Chatham Island Taiko Trust announced last week it has received funding to transfer ACAP-listed and Vulnerable Chatham Albatrosses Thalassarche eremita to New Zealand’s Main Chatham Island with the aim of establishing a second breeding colony....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1578-a-translocation-exercise-to-establish-a-second-chatham-albatross-colony-gets-funded
  • The Chatham Island Albatross Translocation Project succeeds in transferring 30 chicks from The Pyramid

    The Vulnerable Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita breeds only at a single locality, The Pyramid , a privately-owned rock stack in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. The Pyramid: home of the Chatham Albatross Photograph by David Thompson On 21...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1663-the-chatham-island-albatross-translocation-project-succeeds-in-transferring-30-chicks-from-the-pyramid
  • Fluttering Shearwater translocation in New Zealand is a learning experience for Kauai’s Newell’s Shearwaters and Ramsay’s Manx Shearwaters

    New Zealand is a world leader in developing techniques for and undertaking the translocation of burrowing seabird chicks to create new or restore extinct colonies. Translocation attempts in New Zealand have included such procellariiform species as the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1685-fluttering-shearwater-translocation-in-new-zealand-is-a-learning-experience-for-kauai-s-newell-s-shearwaters-and-ramsay-s-manx-shearwaters
  • Second year of the Chatham Albatross chick translocation project gets underway

    The Chatham Island Taiko Trust has been preparing to collect Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks from the breeding colony on The Pyramid off New Zealand’s Chatham Islands, the species’ single breeding site for the second year. Activities in...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2007-second-year-of-the-chatham-albatross-chick-translocation-project-is-about-to-get-underway
  • Translocated Chatham Albatross chicks survive Cyclone Pam

    Welcome news from the Chatham Island Taiko Trust is that this season’s cohort of translocated Vulnerable Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks have survived Cyclone Pam . In the first year of the project 50 chicks from the Pyramid breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2071-translocated-chatham-albatross-chicks-survive-cyclone-pam
  • Over a hundred Chatham Albatrosses have fledged from their translocation colony

    Mike Bell ( Chatham Islands Taiko Trust , Chatham Islands, New Zealand) has published in the annual journal Sea Swallow of the Royal Naval Birdwatching Society on efforts to establish a new breeding colony of the ACAP-listed and Vulnerable Chatham...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2357-over-a-hundred-chatham-albatrosses-have-fledged-from-their-translocation-colony
  • Authors and photographers wanted to help complete the ACAP Breeding Site Series

    For the last three years ACAP Latest News has been posting illustrated articles in an occasional series that describes the many localities, most of them uninhabited islands, where ACAP-listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters breed around the World....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2383-authors-and-photographers-wanted-completing-the-acap-breeding-site-series
  • Pyramid to Point Gap: Year Three of establishing a new colony of Chatham Albatrosses is now underway

    A total of 110 ACAP-listed and Vulnerable Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks was moved from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island in 2014 and 2105 in an effort to establish a new breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2429-pyramid-to-point-gap-year-three-of-establishing-a-new-colony-of-chatham-albatrosses-is-now-underway
  • UPDATED Translocated Chatham Albatrosses have a third successful season as hand-fed chicks fledge

    Full (or empty?) house achieved: the last translocated chick has fledged. Here it is readying its wings for flight the day before on its flower-pot nest. Note the leg band to help track its fortunes. A total of 110 ACAP-listed and Vulnerable Chatham...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2460-translocated-chatham-albatrosses-have-a-third-successful-season-as-hand-fed-chicks-fledge
  • The Advisory Committee decides to compile the ACAP Breeding Site accounts into a single document

    To date, 82 illustrated accounts of sites which support a breeding population of at least one ACAP-listed species have been posted to ACAP Latest News since February 2013. All known breeding sites for Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, Norway and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2489-the-advisory-committee-decides-to-compile-the-acap-breeding-site-accounts-into-a-single-document
  • Island and seabird conservation pioneer Brian Bell passes away at his home in New Zealand

    Brian Douglas Bell QSM, FOSNZ, FRAO passed away peacefully on 1 October at his home in Marlborough on New Zealand’s South Island, surrounded by family and with views to his garden at the age of 86. From left: Skip Garner-Richards, Biz Bell, Brian Bell...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2602-island-and-seabird-conservation-pioneer-brian-bell-passes-away-at-his-home-in-new-zealand
  • A translocated and hand-fed Chatham Albatross gets photographed in South American waters

    A juvenile Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita banded with black, white-engraved alphanumeric colour band E17 on the right leg and a metal band on the left leg was photographed by Matias Garrido on a pelagic trip run by Albatross Birding and Nature...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2652-a-translocated-and-hand-fed-chatham-albatross-gets-photographed-in-south-american-waters
  • UPDATED: Third year of translocating Laysan Albatrosses to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge gets underway

    In the last two years fertile eggs of the Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis from the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on the Hawaiian island of Kauai have been collected and following artificial incubation and fostering, the ensuing...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2677-third-year-of-translocating-laysan-albatrosses-to-the-james-campbell-national-wildlife-refuge-gets-underway
  • One more to go: Year Four of the Chatham Albatross translocation project is successfully completed

    Globally Vulnerable and New Zealand endemic Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks have been translocated by the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island over the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2748-one-more-to-go-year-four-of-the-chatham-albatross-translocation-project-is-successfully-completed
  • Last year of hand rearing translocated Chatham Albatross chicks now underway

    The fifth and last year of transferring Globally Vulnerable and New Zealand endemic Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks from their breeding colony on the Pyramid for hand rearing at Point Gap in the Chatham Islands by the Chatham Island Taiko...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2952-last-year-of-hand-rearing-translocated-chatham-albatross-chicks-now-underway
  • The fifth and last hand-reared cohort of Chatham Albatrosses commences fledging from Point Gap

    This season’s hand-reared Chatham Albatrosses Thalassarche eremita , translocated as chicks from the Pyramid , sole breeding site for the species, have commenced fledging from the Point Gap translocation site on New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. During a...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2993-the-fifth-and-last-hand-reared-cohort-of-chatham-albatrosses-commences-fledging-from-point-gap

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