Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Albatros en México: ¿Dónde viven y cómo los protegemos? Albatrosses in Mexico: Where do they live and how do we protect them?

¿Sabías que hay albatros en las islas mexicanas? Conoce los proyectos en desarrollo para cuidar a estas grandiosas aves.

Did you know there are albatrosses on the Mexican islands? Meet the projects in development to care for these great birds.

A webinar to mark World Albatross Day on 19 June 2020, including a contribution from Christine Bogle, ACAP Executive Secretary

conservacion logo

The Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, A.C. (GECI) is a Mexican environmental civil society organization whose mission is the comprehensive restoration of the islands of Mexixo and the conservation of their species.  Since its founding in 1998, in strong partnership with the Mexican Government, in particular with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), and the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), GECI has worked towards reducing threats facing the country’s islands by eradicating introduced species on them.  A few of Mexico's offshore and remote islands, Guadalupe, Alijos, Clarión and San Benedicto - all Protected Areas under management by CONANP - support mainly small breeding populations of Near Threatened Laysan Albatrosses Phoebastria immutabilis – the most easterly of the species’ wide distribution in the North Pacific.  Read more about GECI here.

With thanks to Mariam Latofski, Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas.