Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Management Plans for Southern Ocean islands: updated list



Many of the islands of the Southern Ocean support populations of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels.  Here follows a listing of current, formally adopted management plans for various sub-Antarctic and cool-temperate islands and island groups, arranged alphabetically by island name.  For several of the islands and island groups earlier management plans have been published, which are now superseded and so are not listed below.  Existing plans (in draft or final form) but not yet formally adopted by their respective authorities are also not listed.


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Amsterdam Island


Decante, F., Jouventin, P., Roux, J.-P. & Weimerskirch, H. 1987.  Projet d’Amenagement de l’Ile Amsterdam.  Beauvoir sur Niort: Centre d’Etudes Biologique des Animaux Sauvages, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. 91 pp. 


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.



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.



Maquarie 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


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.


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.


Tristan da Cunha 


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.


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


*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.


 Posted by John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 2 November 2008, updated 25 November 2008