Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Carpeta Pautas de conservación del ACAP

Mitigación de captura secundaria


Plastics sampling guidelines


The justification, design and implementation of Ecological Risk Assessments of the effects of fishing on seabirds.     

Small et al. 2013 - first published in Marine Policy and re-published here with permission. 


Guidelines for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR).  2017.  State of Knowledge of Wildlife Responses to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).  PaCSWG4 Doc 06. Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. Fourth Meeting of the Population and Conservation Status Working Group.  Wellington, New Zealand, 7 – 8 September 2017. 


Translocation Guidelines


Light Pollution Guidelines - external resources

The Australian Department of the Environment and Energy in collaboration with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has developed National Light Pollution Guidelines for Wildlife including Marine Turtles, Seabirds and Migratory Shorebirds. The National Light Pollution Guidelines aim to raise awareness of the potential impacts of artificial light on wildlife and provide a framework for assessing and managing these impacts around susceptible listed wildlife.  Published January 2020.

Seabirds Landing on Ships - IAATO guidelines.  What to do if you find birds and how to prevent birds from landing on the ship.  Also available in Simplified Chinese:

海鸟登船 - IAATO野外操作手册.  发现鸟类该怎么办. 如何防止鸟类登船.

Guidelines for Ecologically Responsible Lighting.  Protecting the Nocturnal Environment of the Maltese Islands for Seabirds and Beyond. BirdLife Malta LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija Project. This Guideline aims to provide local councils, architects and developers with best practice guidelines for the design and assessment of sustainable, cost-effective and seabird friendly lighting.  Published July 2020. 


Rehabilitation of Procellariiformes - external resource (in Portuguese)

Hurtado, R., Saviolli, J.Y. & Vanstreels, R.E.T. (Eds) 2020.  Reabilitação de Procellariiformes: (albatrozes, petréis, pardelas).  111 pp.  ISBN 978-85-8136-138-3.  See review in ACAP Latest News.


pdf Pautas de erradicación de mamíferos introducidos

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ACAP Pautas de erradicación_1.3_09-2019_s.pdf

El objetivo de este trabajo es resumir las pautas de erradicación de vertebrados introducidos en los sitios de reproducción de las especies del ACAP, y ofrecer bibliografía seleccionada y recursos online. Las pautas se refieren principalmente a islas, pero muchos de sus principios se aplican a sitios continentales. Estas pautas no reemplazan el asesoramiento idóneo y detallado de los expertos en erradicación de plagas.  Actualizado en septiembre de 2019.

Ver también: Phillips, R.A. 2010. Eradications of invasive mammals from islands: why, where, how and what next? Emu 110: i-vii


pdf Pautas sobre bioseguridad y cuarentena para los sitios de reproducción del ACAP

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Wolfaardt A. 2011. Pautas sobre bioseguridad y cuarentena para los sitios de reproducción del ACAP.

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidelines on biosecurity management for breeding sites of ACAP species, and to provide a selected bibliography and list of online resources. These guidelines should not be considered a substitute for obtaining appropriate and detailed advice from biosecurity experts. 

Wolfaardt A. 2020. Biosecurity and quarantine guidelines for ACAP breeding sites.


Tissue sampling guidelines following disease outbreak - external resource

Unusual animal mortalities, although rare, have been observed amongst Antarctic wildlife. It is always possible that such phenomena are caused by disease introduced or spread by humans. The Australian Antarctic Division has developed an Unusual Animal Mortality Response Plan [PDF] to provide guidance on what to do if sick or dead animals are discovered in unusually high numbers or with signs that suggest disease.


pdf Metodologías de orientación para censos de albatros y petreles

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ACAP Metodologías de censos_01_2020_s.pdf

Wolfaardt A. & Phillips R. 2020. Metodología de orientación para censos de albatros y petreles.

The purpose of this paper is to consider the available methods and provide guidelines to assist with the development and implementation of plans to census ACAP species. These guidelines cover both surface-nesting and burrow-nesting ACAP species. The paper should not be considered a substitute for obtaining appropriate and detailed advice from appropriate experts. Actualizado en enero de 2020.


Guidelines for designing burrowing petrel surveys


pdf Protocolos de recolección de datos de campo para el análisis de ADN alimenticio en heces de aves marinas

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ACAP DNA dietary analysis guidelines_s.pdf

Julie McInnes, Diciembre de 2016.

McInnes, J. 2020.  Field collection protocols for DNA dietary analysis of seabird scats.