Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • ACAP species receive coverage at an island invasives conference

    da Cunha. [Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena ]. Eijzenga, Heather. Vegetation change following rabbit eradication on Lehua Island, Hawaiian Islands. [Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis ]. Poncet, Sally, D. Poncet, L. Poncet, D. Christie and D....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/541-acap-species-receive-coverage-at-an-island-invasives-conference
  • The ACAP Secretariat Family expands!

    The ACAP Secretariat is pleased to announce the safe arrival of its very first ACAP baby. Robin Lehua VanderWerf was born to Lindsay Young, ACAP North Pacific News Correspondent and Eric VanderWerf on 24 June 2010 at 19h39 Hawaii-time. Robin came in at...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/608-the-acap-secretariat-family-expands
  • Black-footed Albatrosses are making more frequent appearances ashore in the South-eastern Hawaiian Islands

    and inhabited) Hawaiian Islands. Black-footed Albatrosses have been reported breeding in very small numbers on Lehua Islet, 30 km north of Kauai since at least the 1930s when the first surveys were conducted on the island. There are also recent, but...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/926-black-footed-albatrosses-are-making-more-frequent-appearances-ashore-in-the-south-eastern-hawaiian-islands
  • SECOND UPDATE: Hawaii's Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses suffered heavy losses in last week's tsunami

    female-female Short-tailed Albatross pair ( click here ) was seen alive the next morning. Albatross colonies on Tern Island, Lehua, Kauai and Oahu (including the new predator-proof fence at Ka'ena Point) all survived without any reported damage as did...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/933-stop-press-hawaiis-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-have-likely-suffered-heavy-losses-in-last-weeks-tsunami
  • UPDATED ACAP Breeding Site No. 58. Lehua Island, Hawaii supports Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses

    Lehua is a small, crescent-shaped island situated a kilometre north of Niʻihau and west of Kauai in the USA’s Hawaiian Islands. The uninhabited 126-ha island is an eroded tuff cone . Views of Lehua Island, bottom two photographs by Eric Vanderwerf...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1600-acap-breeding-site-no-58-lehua-island-hawaii-supports-black-footed-and-laysan-albatrosses
  • Tropical Wedge-tailed Shearwaters do not dive as deep as higher-latitude shearwaters

    Hyrenbach, K.D., Gleichman, J.S. & Karnovsky, N.J. 2014. Diving behavior of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters rearing chicks on Lehua Islet. ‘Elepaio 74(4): 1-4 . John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 24 March 2014

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1674-tropical-wedge-tailed-shearwaters-do-not-dive-as-deep-as-higher-latitude-shearwaters
  • Good for albatrosses and other tubenoses: Hawaii’s Lehua Island progresses towards rodent-free status

    Lehua, one of the USA’s Hawaiian Islands, supports small populations of Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses ( click here ). Wedge-tailed Shearwaters Puffinus pacificus breed in large numbers (an estimated 23 000...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2279-good-for-albatrosses-and-other-tubenoses-hawaii-s-lehua-island-progresses-towards-rodent-free-status
  • From Midway to Oahu by jet: 15 Black-footed Albatross chicks to be translocated in 2017

    rising sea levels. Besides a few colonies on volcanically active islands in Japan and one colony on the small islet of Lehua near Kauaʻi, breeding Black-footed Albatross are currently restricted to low-lying islands in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2644-from-midway-to-oahu-by-jet-15-black-footed-albatross-chicks-to-be-translocated-in-2017
  • Another attempt to rid Lehua of its rats is planned: the Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses will be pleased

    News has previously reported on an unsuccessful attempt in 2009 to eradicate introduced rats on the Hawaiian island of Lehua, home for small populations of ACAP-listed Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses as well as...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2709-another-attempt-to-rid-lehua-of-its-rats-is-planned-the-black-footed-and-laysan-albatrosses-will-be-pleased
  • UPDATED. Second time lucky? Rat eradication has commenced by aerial bait drop on Hawaii’s Lehua Island

    UPDATE: Get the whole story from island Conservation's Operation Lehua website. Lehua is a small, crescent-shaped island situated a kilometre off the coast of Kauai in the USA’s Hawaiian Islands. Small numbers of Black-footed Phoebastria nigripe s and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2834-second-time-lucky-rat-eradication-has-commenced-by-aerial-bait-drop-on-hawaii-s-lehua-island
  • No sign of rats on Lehua Island, a Hawaiian albatross home, after poison bait drop

    Lehua is a small, uninhabited island sanctuary in the USA’s Hawaiian chain that supports populations of breeding seabirds, including small numbers of ACAP-listed Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses ( click here )....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2874-no-sign-of-rats-on-lehua-island-a-hawaiian-albatross-home-after-poison-bait-drop
  • Rodent-detection dogs to be deployed on the Hawaiian island of Lehua in response to rat sightings after a poison bait drop

    Lehua , at 126 ha, is one of the smallest islands in the USA’s Hawaiian chain. The uninhabited island supports breeding populations of several seabird species, including ACAP-listed Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3005-rodent-detection-dogs-to-be-deployed-on-the-hawaiian-island-of-lehua-in-response-to-rat-sightings-after-a-poison-bait-drop
  • Registration opens for the Pacific Seabird Group’s Annual Meeting in Kauai next February

    annual meeting. The meeting's website lists excursions including “... a unique opportunity to fly to the seabird Islet of Lehua , normally off-limits, and see [the] site of an ambitious rat eradication project, as well as breeding seabirds" and "... a...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3113-registration-opens-for-the-pacific-seabird-group-s-annual-meeting-in-kauai-next-february
  • Barn Owls introduced to Hawaii kill Newell’s and Wedge-tailed Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels

    the database of the Kaua‘i Endangered Seabird Recovery Project. Data were collected on Kaua‘i and the neighboring islets of Lehua and Moku‘ae‘ae between January 2011 and October 2018 as part of ongoing seabird survey work; 379 Barn Owl depredations were...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3198-barn-owls-introduced-to-hawaii-kill-newell-s-and-wedge-tailed-shearwaters-and-hawaiian-petrels
  • Twenty-one islands with breeding colonies of ACAP-listed seabirds rank highly for invasive mammal eradications in a recently published study

    Islands ( Cabrera Gran , Conillera , Espalmador , Espartar and Tagomago , Spain), Tristan da Cunha (main island, UK), and Lehua (confirmation of Polynesian Rat Rattus exulans eradication awaited) and Sand Island, Midway Atoll (both USA). Eradication...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3263-twenty-one-islands-with-breeding-colonies-of-acap-listed-seabirds-rank-highly-for-invasive-mammal-eradications-in-a-recently-published-study

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