Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • The first rabbit at Macquarie Island succumbs to Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) aims to reduce the numbers of introduced European Rabbits on the island before this year's poison bait drop so there will be fewer poisoned corpses for scavenging seabirds to feed from come May....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1066-the-first-rabbit-at-macquarie-island-succumbs-to-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease
  • UPDATED Bye-bye ratties and bunnies? Progress with alien eradications on two Southern Ocean islands

    Macquarie Island UPDATE 27 March: Click here to read about preparation activities on the island prior to the arrival of the MIPEP team next month. On 20 April the Aurora Australis is due to arrive at the island to restart the Macquarie Island Pest...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/943-bye-bye-ratties-and-bunnies-progress-with-alien-eradications-on-two-southern-ocean-islands
  • Rapid recovery of vegetation following aerial poison baiting on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island

    No rodents have been seen since this year's complete-island bait drop by the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) on "Macca", and only a few remaining rabbits have been hunted down and killed post-drop ( click here ). Reference: Shaw, J.,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/802-rapid-recovery-of-vegetation-following-aerial-poison-baiting-on-sub-antarctic-macquarie-island
  • A Luta Continua! The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project rabbit tally reaches 13 after the bait drop

    Island Pest Eradication Project ín the project's latest blog and also in the latest issue ( No. 9 of November 2001 ) of MIPEP's newsletter Macquarie Dispatch . Click here to access the earlier numbers. To date 13 rabbits have been hunted down and killed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/979-macquarie-island-alien-mammal-eradication-programme-going-well-nearly-two-thirds-of-the-island-baited
  • Non-target mortality not a problem with a South Atlantic rodent eradication

    Unlike for the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) when many seabirds died ( click here ), very few seabirds have been found dead after Phase One of the South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project. Last year in April 12 800 ha of South...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/194-non-target-mortality-not-a-problem-with-a-south-atlantic-rodent-eradication
  • Rodents! Rabbits! Reindeer! Introduced species eradications on two Southern Ocean islands continue on track

    On Australia's sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island in the southern Pacific the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) is proceeding well since the big poison bat drop last year ( click here ). Efforts to hunt down the remaining European Rabbits...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/163-rodents-rabbits-reindeer-introduced-species-eradications-on-two-southern-ocean-islands-continue-on-track
  • Have the rabbits and rodents finally gone from Macquarie? The news continues to looks good

    month's news from the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project is very promising as shown by the following extract from MIPEP's latest blog by Dana Boyte: "The rabbit story so far: 13 dead rabbits since start of hunting phase. No rabbits have been...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/104-have-the-rabbits-and-rodents-finally-gone-from-macquarie-the-news-continues-to-looks-good
  • Recent progress with alien mammal eradications at four Southern Ocean islands will help conserve albatrosses and petrels

    mice have been seen since the bait drop last year, so this eradication effort remains well on track. To keep in touch with MIPEP (the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ) follow " This Week at Macquarie " on the Australian Antarctic Division web...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/60-recent-progress-with-alien-mammal-eradications-at-four-southern-ocean-islands-will-help-conserve-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • UPDATED More books for children on albatrosses (and their homes)

    attractively put-together book. The successful removal of cats and the current Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) to eradicate the island's alien rabbits and rodents is reported on in pictures and in words. The book does not "talk down"...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1276-more-books-for-children-on-albatrosses-and-their-homes
  • Giving the ACAP-listed Grey Petrel something to smile about: no rabbits seen on Macquarie Island all this year

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) continues to proceed on track. No signs of introduced European Rabbits have been seen all this year, as shown by the following extract from the latest Macquarie Dispatch , the project's newsletter...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1256-no-rabbits-seen-on-macquarie-island-all-this-year-giving-the-acap-listed-grey-petrel-something-to-smile-about
  • UPDATED Walking after rabbits: news from the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project continues to be good

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) continues on its successful way with no European Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus seen for nearly a year now - save for one of the dogs finding a "very old mummified" rabbit last month: "October was...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1147-walking-after-rabbits-news-from-the-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project-continues-to-be-good
  • Two Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses on Australia's Macquarie Island get to 45 years of age

    We eagerly await a reply. This is the second French black-brow recorded breeding on Macquarie Island. With the help of MIPEP [ Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ] hunters, three grey-headed albatross have been found nesting in two new locations:...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1137-two-light-mantled-sooty-albatrosses-on-australias-macquarie-island-get-to-45-years-of-age
  • A streak of a year: highlights of albatross and petrel conservation in 2012 revisited

    islands. In the south Pacific it seems increasingly likely that Australia's Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) will succeed in ridding the island of its introduced rabbits and rodents . In the South Atlantic on South Georgia (Islas...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1099-a-streak-of-a-year-highlights-of-albatross-and-petrel-conservation-in-2012-revisited
  • No more aliens? Australia's Macquarie Island continues to move towards recovery

    effort has been successful." The last live rabbits seen by field teams of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) teams were killed over a year ago, in November 2011, and it is now thought there are less than five left on the island....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1216-no-more-aliens-australias-macquarie-island-continues-to-move-towards-recovery
  • Breeding Sites No. 19. Macquarie Island, a recovering sub-Antarctic World Heritage Site

    The coastal slopes of Macquarie Island , a sub-Antarctic island approximately half way between Australia and Antarctica, are home to seven species of ACAP listed albatrosses and petrels. Macquarie Island is a State Nature Reserve managed by the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1347-breeding-sites-no-19-macquarie-island-a-recovering-sub-antarctic-world-heritage-site
  • Getting rid of alien mammals down south: news of progress from the sub-Antarctic

    survived the July 2011 poison bait drop are continuing by field workers of the Macquarie Invasive Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ). The customary two-year waiting period during which no pests are recorded after which success is announced is...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1388-getting-rid-of-alien-mammals-down-south-news-of-progress-from-the-sub-antarctic
  • Bye-bye bunny? Success appears in sight for the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project

    Guillaume Lapin or just plan Billy Bunny, in any language the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) seems set to succeed. This ambitious multi-year project aims to eradicate three species of introduced mammals from Australia’s...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1555-bye-bye-bunny-success-appears-in-sight-for-the-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project
  • Northern and Southern Giant Petrels expected to “bounce back” on Macquarie Island following losses from the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project

    of ACAP-listed Nort hern Giant Petrels Macronectes halli , caused by the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project (MIPEP ). She describes “the impact of poison baiting on giant petrels, during the rabbit, rat and mouse eradication project on the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1632-northern-and-southern-giant-petrels-expected-to-bounce-back-on-macquarie-island-following-losses-from-the-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project
  • Field work with a tiny population of Wandering Albatrosses on Australia’s Macquarie Island

    and my notebook, I set off for Waterfall Bay on day one, to get ahead of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) crowd also heading down island on the same day. When we identify a wanderer by reading the number on the band around its...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1700-field-work-with-a-tiny-population-of-wandering-albatrosses-on-australia-s-macquarie-island
  • Hip-hip for MIPEP! Macquarie Island is formally declared alien mammal-free after a seven-year eradication programme

    cuniculus , Black Rats Rattus rattus and the House Mouse Mus musculus by the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Programme ( MIPEP ). This news follows the earlier eradication of feral Domestic Cats Felis catus from the island. In 2007, the Australian...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1730-hip-hip-for-mipep-macquarie-island-is-formally-declared-alien-mammal-free-after-a-seven-year-eradication-programme

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