In February 2013, ACAP Latest News commenced posting a series of brief accounts describing breeding sites of ACAP-listed species. In considering what constitutes a breeding site, differences in conservation management procedures have been taken into account. However, with some exceptions, the usual defining unit has been an individual island. Extinct and translocation sites are also being covered.
A breeding site account usually give information on the following:
The site accounts are grouped below by country. Sites within the Antarctic Treaty area (south of 60ºS) and those falling within Disputed Territories are grouped separately. Clicking on a breeding site name in bold will lead to the site account in ACAP Latest News. To date 96 site accounts have been posted. The series is not yet complete with 25 or so sites still to be written up as collaborators can be found. No attempt has yet been made to update existing accounts, although information received will be incorporated on an individual site basis.
McDonald Islands in the Southern Ocean, perhaps the least known ACAP Breeding Site, photograph by Phil Moors
ACAP Breeding Site No. 65. Torishima, where Short-tailed Albatrosses have survived both feather collectors and an active volcano
United States of America
ACAP Breeding Site No. 37. Midway Atoll: Black-footed, Laysan and Short-tailed Albatrosses within a World Heritage Site
Antarctic Treaty area
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*
South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)*
South Sandwich Islands (Islas Sandwich del Sur)*
Thanks to all those who authored or co-authored accounts and submitted information and photographs.
*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 13 May 2021