Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
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  • Launch of new poster

    The Albatross and Petrel Agreement has produced its first wall poster. It illustrates no less than 54 individual incubating Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena, photographed as part of a newly-established demographic study in Gonydale on Gough...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/247-acap-poster
  • Sea Change Newsletter

    Latest issue of Sea Change published on the web Sea Change is the Newsletter of the Global Seabird Programme of BirdLife International. The GSP is co-ordinated on behalf of the BirdLife International Partnership by the United Kingdom ’s Royal Society...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/239-sea-change-newsletter
  • Tristan rodents

    Planning to get rid of the rodents of Tristan and Gough The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the United Kingdom Partner of BirdLife International, has recently made available a review* of the impacts of rodents on islands in the Tristan da...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/250-tristan-rodents
  • Rodent eradication plans to save Tristan’s seabirds published on the web

    Worldwide, introduced rodents have played havoc in seabird colonies, including of procellariiforms. The Tristan da Cunha group, a United Kingdom Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic , has not escaped this rodent plague. The Tristan Albatross...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/265-rodent-eradication-plans-to-save-tristan-s-seabirds-published-on-the-web
  • Tristan Albatross now Critically Endangered – but help on the horizon?

    {mosimage} The Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena, an ACAP-listed species endemic to the Tristan da Cunha Group in the South Atlantic, has been recategorized as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International on behalf of the World Conservation Union...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/275-tristan-albatross-now-critically-endangered-but-help-on-the-horizon
  • Expedition sails to study Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross

    {mosimage} On Thursday 4 September 2008, an expedition will sail from Cape Town, South Africa for Gough Island in the South Atlantic to continue a demographic study of the Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena . The Tristan Albatross, an ACAP-listed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/305-expedition-sails-to-study-critically-endangered-tristan-albatross
  • Tristan Albatross: worst breeding season yet. NEW UPDATE

    The Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena of Gough Island in the South Atlantic has had in recent years a consistently low breeding success, due to introduced House Mice Mus musculus regularly killing its chicks during the winter...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/252-tristan-albatross-worst-breeding-season-yet
  • Gough’s killer mice attack a second ACAP-listed species UPDATED

    {mosimage} It is now well known that the introduced House Mice Mus musculus on Gough Island in the South Atlantic kill large numbers of Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena chicks every year, directly leading to the species’ recent re-designation as...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/359-gough-s-killer-mice-attack-a-second-acap-listed-species-updated
  • Feasibility study for eradicating Gough’s mice published

    It is now well known that the introduced House Mouse Mus musculus on Gough Island in the South Atlantic's Tristan da Cunha Group, is driving the near-endemic and Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena towards extinction - by active...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/429-feasibility-study-for-eradicating-goughs-mice-published
  • Multi-national expedition sails to study ACAP species in the mid-Atlantic

    A multi-national expedition departs today on the South African Antarctic supply ship, the S.A. Agulhas , from Cape Town to continue conservation research on ACAP-listed species in the United Kingdom's Tristan da Cunha Group. Nearly three weeks will...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/447-multi-national-expedition-sails-to-study-acap-species-in-the-mid-atlantic
  • Southern Giant Petrels doing well on Gough Island

    With attacks by introduced House Mice Mus musculus killing a large proportion of Tristan Albatross chicks Diomedea dabbenena (and Atlantic Petrel chicks Pterodroma incerta ), it is pleasing to report that the population of at least one ACAP-listed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/459-southern-giant-petrels-doing-well-on-gough-island
  • A new management plan (and vision) for an albatross and petrel World Heritage Site

    On 15 October, the third workshop in a series of four was held to develop a management plan for the Gough and Inaccessible Islands World Heritage Site. The Site is part of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/463-a-new-management-plan-and-vision-for-an-albatross-and-petrel-world-heritage-site
  • Another island at risk? Mice have commenced to attack albatross chicks on sub-Antarctic Marion Island UPDATED

    A paper published on-line in 2009 and in the February 2010 issue of the journal Antarctic Science by researchers at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa has shown that it is not only Gough Island in the South Atlantic...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/496-another-island-at-risk-mice-have-commenced-to-attack-albatross-chicks-on-sub-antarctic-marion-island
  • Royal Naval Bird Watching Society awards a scholarship to study the Southern Giant Petrels of Gough Island

    The Royal Naval Bird Watching Society ( RNBWS ) has awarded a Captain Simpson Scholarship to establish a long-term demographic study of the Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus (an ACAP-listed species) on Gough Island in the South Atlantic. The...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/536-royal-naval-bird-watching-society-awards-a-scholarship-to-study-the-southern-giant-petrels-of-gough-island
  • Tristan da Cunha approves an ACAP Implementation Plan

    Tristan da Cunha (part of the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha) in the South Atlantic has adopted an implementation plan for the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP). The plan has...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/537-tristan-da-cunha-approves-an-acap-implementation-plan
  • Census of incubating Tristan Albatrosses on Gough Island completed for the seventh consecutive year

    In what is practically their only breeding site in the world, a census of incubating Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena was recently conducted as part of Gough Island's long-term population monitoring project. Gough, situated in the South Atlantic,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/564-census-of-incubating-tristan-albatrosses-on-gough-island-completed-for-seventh-consecutive-year
  • Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project gets ready to sail south

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project is about to get underway after a number of years of planning. Aerial baiting of the island is scheduled for June this year. The Aurora Australia is set to travel to the island from Hobart, Australia next...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/567-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project-gets-ready-to-sail-south
  • Saving the Tristan Albatross: a new study identifies United Kingdom's Gough as the highest-priority island for the removal of an introduced mammal UPDATED

    UPDATE: click here for more news on this story In a paper published in the July issue of Ibis , the International Journal of Avian Science, Geoff Hilton and Richard Cuthbert review the impacts of introduced mammalian predators on UK Overseas...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/609-saving-the-tristan-albatross-a-new-study-identifies-united-kingdoms-gough-as-the-highest-priority-island-for-the-removal-of-an-introduced-mammal
  • Innovative proposal to rid oceanic islands of introduced mammals

    Writing in the second number of ISI News Allan Saunders and colleagues of New Zealand's Invasive Species International consider how best to forward the removal of alien mammals from oceanic islands. They conclude that the use of a dedicated "mother...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/611-innovative-proposal-to-rid-oceanic-islands-of-introduced-mammals
  • Burrow-scoping Grey Petrels on Gough Island: are they affected by mice?

    Recent research on South Atlantic Gough Island is providing insight into the demographics of ACAP-listed Grey Petrels Procellaria cinerea . Threatened both by drowning on fishery longlines and depredation by introduced mammals, the conservation status...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/624-burrow-scoping-grey-petrels-on-gough-island-are-they-affected-by-mice

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