Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • 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
  • Hutton’s Shearwater takes a hard hit from the Kaikoura earthquake

    A landslip caused by the recent 7.8-earthquake centred on the coastal tourist town of Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island is reported to have “wiped away” half of a breeding colony of the Endangered (and locally endemic) Hutton's Shearwater Puffinus...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2628-hutton-s-shearwater-takes-a-hard-hit-from-the-kaikoura-earthquake
  • Latest news on Hutton's Shearwaters after the Kaikoura earthquake

    There are two breeding colonies of Hutton's Shearwaters Puffinus huttoni high up in the Seaward Kaikoura Range, 20 km inland from the coastal town of Kaikoura in New Zealand's South Island and several thousand metres above sea level. Following the 7.8-...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2643-latest-news-on-hutton-s-shearwaters-after-the-kaikoura-earthquake
  • Up in "them thar hills": the discovery of the mountain breeding sites of Hutton's Shearwater

    "Snow birds" by Rebekah White in the New Zealand Geographic is a good read. Just click here . Hutton's Shearwater Read earlier postings to ACAP Latest News on New Zealand's endemic and globally Endangered Hutton's Shearwater Puffinus huttoni . Click...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2715-up-in-them-thar-hills-the-discovery-of-the-mountain-breeding-site-of-hutton-s-shearwater
  • Latest post-earthquake news for New Zealand’s Endangered Hutton’s Shearwaters is mixed

    New Zealand’s Endangered and endemic Hutton’s Shearwater Puffinus huttoni , which breeds only in the vicinity of Kaikoura on South Island, took quite a blow after the earthquake last November ( click here ). Hutton's Shearwater fledgling, courtesy of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2732-latest-post-earthquake-news-for-new-zealand-s-endangered-hutton-s-shearwaters-is-mixed
  • Book review: “Seabirds beyond the Mountain Crest”, an account of Hutton’s Shearwater by Richard Cuthbert

    I read Richard Cuthbert’s recently published book on the globally Endangered Hutton’s Shearwater Puffinus huttoni by head torch over two nights in field huts on New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island while tramping the Aotea Track last month after...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2864-book-review-seabirds-beyond-the-mountain-crest-an-account-of-hutton-s-shearwater-by-richard-cuthbert
  • Hutton’s Shearwaters are doing better than expected after the Kaikoura earthquake

    The globally Endangered Hutton ’s Shearwater Puffinus hutton i breeds at altitude in the Seaward Kaikoura Range on New Zealand’s South Island. In November 2016 the area was severely impacted by an earthquake which caused landslides within the two known...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2927-hutton-s-shearwaters-are-doing-better-than-expected-after-the-kaikoura-earthquake
  • New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s Shearwaters fledge with a farewell ceremony in the face of continued light pollution

    Sunrise farewell to the 2018 fledglings The annual farewell celebration for globally Endangered Hutton’s Shearwaters Puffinus huttoni was held earlier this month in Kaikoura on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island with a sunrise Hikoi (parade)...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3011-new-zealand-s-endemic-hutton-s-shearwaters-fledge-with-a-farewell-ceremony-in-the-face-of-continued-light-pollution
  • Vote albatross or petrel? It’s Bird of the Year time again in New Zealand

    The New Zealand NGO, Forest & Bird , is once more holding its annual competition to choose the country’s most popular bird; the competition has been running since 2005. So far no ACAP-listed albatross or petrel has been chosen as New Zealand’s Bird of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3133-vote-albatross-or-petrel-it-s-bird-of-the-year-time-again-in-new-zealand
  • Hutton’s Shearwaters get painted for a census

    A census of the globally Endangered Hutton’s Shearwater Puffinus huttoni at its high-altitude breeding localities in the Seaward Kaikoura mountains of New Zealand’s South Island is being carried out by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3127-hutton-s-shearwaters-get-painted-for-a-census

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