Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Read of attempts to rid seabird islands of aliens in the islandNet Newsletter

The latest issue of the islandNet Newsletter (No. 7, August 2011) carries a number of interesting stories over 26 pages that deal with the eradication of alien species on seabird islands around the World, including at Australia's sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and on islands in the South Atlantic where ACAP-listed species of albatrosses and petrels breed.

Go to http://www.feral.org.au/islandnet/newsletter to read this and earlier issues.  The final newsletter will be due out in February 2012.  If you would like to contribute to it, contact Elaine Murphy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Wendy Henderson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Rob Ronconi holds a barely-alive Tristan Albatross chick attacked by House Mice on Gough Island in 2009
Photograph by Peter Ryan

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 15 September 2011