Management plans for breeding sites of ACAP species


A listing of current management plans for breeding sites of ACAP-listed species by country is given.  For several sites earlier management plans have been included.  Existing plans in draft or final form but not yet published by their respective authorities are also listed where known.

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 Albatross Island Shy Albatross Rachael Alderman

 Breeding Shy Albatrosses Thalassarche cauta on Australia's Albatross Island, photograph by Rachael Alderman


Albatross Island

Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment 2000. Small Bass Straits Island Reserves Draft Management Plan. Hobart: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. 33 pp. + maps.

Heard and McDonald Islands

Australian Antarctic Division 2005. Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan. Kingston: Australian Antarctic Division. 198 pp. ISBN 1 876 93408 5.

Commonwealth of Australia 2014.  Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve Management Plan 2014-2024.  Canberra: Department of the Environment.  131 pp.

Macquarie Island

Frost, Leslie 2006. Macquarie Island Nature Reserve and World Heritage Area Management Plan 2006. Hobart: Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment. 176 pp. + 15 maps. ISBN 0 72 4660405 X. and

Mewstone and Pedra Branca

Parks and Wildlife Service 1999. Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area Management Plan, 1999.  Hobart: Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. 213 pp. + maps. ISBN 0 7246 2058 3. See also


Amsterdam, Crozet, Kerguelen, Saint Paul Islands

TAAF 2010.  Plan de gestion 2011 - 2015 Réserve naturelle des Terres australes françaises.  Saint Pierre, La Réunion: Terres australes et antarctiques françaises.  35 pp.


Ogasawara Islands

Ministry of the Environment 2009. Management Plan for the Ogasawara Islands World Natural Heritage Nominated Site (Draft). Tokyo: Ministry of the Environment. 31 pp. [in Japanese]. .  See also


Clarión and San Benedicto Islands, Revillagigedo Archipelago

Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas 2004. Programa de Conservación y Manejo Reserva de La Biosfera Archipiélago de Revillagigedo. Tlalpan: Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas. 220 pp.

New Zealand

Antipodes, Auckland, Bounty, Campbell and Snares Islands

Department of Conservation 1998. Conservation Management Strategy Subantarctic Islands 1998-2008. Southland Conservancy Conservation Management Planning Series No. 10. Wellington: Department of Conservation. 113 pp. ISBN 0-478-21879-6.

Chatham Islands

Department of Conservation. 1999. Chatham Island Conservation Management Strategy, Wellington: Department of Conservation.

Taiaroa Head

The Korako Karetai Trust, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Department of Conservation & the Dunedin City Council 2011. Draft Pukekura Reserves Management Plan 2011. 45 pp.

South Africa

Prince Edward Islands

Prince Edward Islands Management Plan Working Group 1996. Prince Edward Islands Management Plan. Pretoria: Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism. 64 pp. ISBN 0-621-017584-6.

DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology 2010 [2014].  Prince Edward Islands Management Plan Version 0.2.  [Department of Environmental Affairs].  202 pp.

United Kingdom Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Gough Island

Cooper, John & Ryan, Peter G. 1994. Management Plan for the Gough Island Wildlife Reserve. Edinburgh, Tristan da Cunha: Government of Tristan da Cunha. 96 pp.  ISBN 0 9 03359 38 3.

Inaccessible Island

RSPB & Tristan Conservation Department 2010.  Gough and Inaccessible Islands World Heritage Site Management Plan April 2010 – March 2015.  [Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds & Edinburgh, Tristan da Cunha: Tristan da Cunha Government].  32 pp. [+ appendices].

Ryan, Peter G. & Glass, James P. 2001. Inaccessible Island Nature Reserve Management Plan. Edinburgh, Tristan da Cunha: Government of Tristan da Cunha. 65 pp.

Tristan da Cunha Islands

Tristan da Cunha Government & RSPB 2012 [2014].  Biodiversity Action Plan for the Tristan da Cunha Islands (2012‐2016).  Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic: Tristan Conservation Department.  77 pp.

United States of America

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument 2008. Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Management Plan. Honolulu: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . 595 pp.

Disputed Territories

New Island, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*

[New Island Conservation Trust] 2007. New Island Falkland Islands. A South Atlantic Wildlife Sanctuary for Conservation Management. New Island Conservation Trust. 160 pp.

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur e Islas Sandwich del Sur)*

McIntosh, Elizabeth & Walton, David W.H. 2000. Environmental Management Plan for South Georgia. [Cambridge]: British Antarctic Survey. 105 pp.

Pasteur, Liz and Walton, David D.W. 2006. South Georgia: Plan for Progress. Managing the Environment 2006-2010. [Cambridge]: British Antarctic Survey. 74 pp. ISBN 1 85531 306 5.

For Visitor Management Plans produced for eight localities at Soutg Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* that support breeding ACAP-listed species and are open to visits by tourists go to and click on "Visitors" then "Management Plan".

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.

Last updated 10 November 2020

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