Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Conservation plans and red data books dealing with ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels

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Attaining an improved conservation status for those species of albatrosses and petrels listed within the Agreement is its main aim and its reason for existence.  A common way that such efforts are directed is by way of the production of a species (or species group) document, often called an action plan, but also referred to variously as a conservation, management or recovery plan.

 

Allied to such plans are those designed to aid in habitat recovery and in eradication or control of invasive biota (feasibility studies, operational plans, etc.) at breeding sites of threatened species, as well as threat-abatement plans and national (and regional) Red Data Books and their equivalents.  For international Red Data listings click here.

 

A list of relevant conservation plans known to have been produced by or for ACAP Parties follows.  Please inform the ACAP Information Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of any new plans, or existing ones missing from those below, for future listing on the web site.

 

For National Plans of Action – Seabirds produced following FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) guidelines and aimed at reducing at-sea mortality from fisheries click here.  For management plans for breeding localities (usually for islands or island groups) click here and for surrounding Marine Protected Areas click here.

 

Note only the most recent versions of plans are listed - earlier versions that have been superseded exist in some cases.  Where draft plans are publicly available on web sites they are also listed, but readers should always consult and refer to the final versions once they become available.

 

ARGENTINA 

Rabuffetti, Fabian, Hollweck, Dieter, Di Giacomo, Adrian, Cocionier, Eugenio, & De Francesco, Virginia 2006.  Aves Marinas Globalmente Amenezades de la Argentina.  Buenos Aires: Aves Argentina/BirdLife International.  58 pp.  http://www.avesargentinas.org.ar.

AUSTRALIA

 [Australian Antarctic Division] 2006.  Threat Abatement Plan for the Incidental Catch (or Bycatch) of Seabirds during Oceanic Longline Fishing Operations.  Kingston: Australian Antarctic Division. 30 pp.  http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=35316. 

Environment Australia 2001.  Recovery Plan for Albatrosses and Giant-petrels.  [Canberra]: Environment Australia.  154 pp.  http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/recovery/albatross/index.html.

 

Garnett, Stephen T. & Crowley, Gabriel M. 2000.  The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000.  Canberra: Environment Australia.  673 pp.  ISBN  0 642 54683 5.  http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/action/birds2000/index.html.

 

[Parks and Wildlife Service & Biodiversity Conservation Branch] 2007.  Plan for the Eradication of Rabbits and Rodents on Subantarctic Macquarie Island.  [Hobart]: Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment & Biodiversity Conservation Branch, Department of Primary Industries and Water.  30 pp.  http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=6186.

[Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts] 2008.  Draft threat abatement plan to reduce the impacts of exotic rodents on biodiversity on Australian offshore islands of less than 100 000 hectares.  20 pp. & Background document for the draft threat abatement plan to reduce the impacts of exotic rodents on biodiversity on Australian offshore islands of less than 100 000 hectares.  32 pp. [Canberra]: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. ttp://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/draft-tap-exotic-rodents.html

[Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts] 2008.  Draft threat abatement plan for the impacts of marine debris on vertebrate marine life. 12 pp. Background paper for the Draft threat abatement plan for the impacts of marine debris on vertebrate marine life  44 pp. [Canberra]: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/draft-tap-marinedebris.html 

[Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts] 2008.  Draft threat abatement plan for Competition and land degradation by feral rabbits.  25 pp. & Background document for the draft threat abatement plan for Competition and land degradation by feral rabbits. 43 pp. [Canberra]: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/publications/draft-tap-rabbits.html.

 ECUADOR & PERU

Ecuador – Peru – ACAP Advisory Committee 2008.  Plan of Action for the Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata).  ACAP AC4 Doc. 59 rev. 4.  30 pp.  http://www.acap.aq/en/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=84&Itemid=33.

NEW ZEALAND

[Department of Conservation] 2001. Recovery Plan for Albatrosses in the Chatham Islands.  Chatham Island Mollymawk, Northern Royal Albatross, Pacific Mollymawk 2001-2011. Threatened Species Recovery Plan No. 42. 23 pp.  In: Aikman, Hilary, Davis, Alison, Miskelly, Colin, O’Connor, Shaun & Taylor, Graeme 2001.  Chatham Islands Threatened Birds Recovery and Management Plans.  Wellington: Department of Conservation.  ISBN 0-478-22064-2.  http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/TSRPci.pdf.

Taylor, Graeme A. 2000. Action Plan for Seabird Conservation in New Zealand. Part A: Threatened Seabirds.  Threatened Species Occasional Publication No. 16.  Wellington: Department of Conservation.  233 pp.  ISBN 0-478-21921-5.  http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/TSOP16.pdf.

SOUTH AFRICA 

Barnes, Keith N. (Ed.). 2000.  The Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.  Randburg: BirdLife South Africa. 169 pp.  ISBN 0-620-25499-8.  http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/adu/otherpub.htm

UNITED KINGDOM

Brown, Derek 2007.  A Feasibility Study for the Eradication of Rodents from Tristan da Cunha.  Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.  36 pp.  http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/tristan%20da%20cunha%20rodent%20eradication_feasibiilty_tcm9-180955.pdf. 

Brown, Derek 2007.  Preliminary Operational Plan for the Eradication of Rodents from Tristan da Cunha.  Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.  115 pp.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/operationalplan_tcm9-180962.pdf.

 

Tristan Island Government 2006.  Tristan da Cunha Biodiversity Action Plan  (2006-2010). [Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha: Government of Tristan da Cunha].  53 pp. + nine annexes.  http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/TristanBiodiversityActionPlan2_tcm9-180968.pdf.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, posted 20 November 2008