Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Brazil tracks the Spectacled Petrel to its home

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Visit http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/090506.html for news of the successful satellite-tracking of a Vulnerable Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata from Brazilian waters to its single breeding site on Inaccessible Island in the Tristan da Cunha Group. 

The research has been conducted by Leandro Bugoni (Projeto Albatroz and University of Glasgow).  Leandro presented information on the marine habitat of the Spectacled Petrel and its overlap with Brazilian longline fisheries at the Fourth International Albatross & Petrel Conference in Cape Town in August 2008 (http://iapc4.adu.org.za/). His presentation has now been published in Marine Ecology Progress Series (click here for the abstract.).

 

Click here for the ACAP Species Assessment for the Spectacled Petrel

 

See also http://www.getbirding.com/?p=155.

 

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 News posted by John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 14 May 2009