Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Launch of new poster

    The Albatross and Petrel Agreement has produced its first wall poster. It illustrates no less than 54 individual incubating Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena, photographed as part of a newly-established demographic study in Gonydale on Gough...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/247-acap-poster
  • Sea Change Newsletter

    Latest issue of Sea Change published on the web Sea Change is the Newsletter of the Global Seabird Programme of BirdLife International. The GSP is co-ordinated on behalf of the BirdLife International Partnership by the United Kingdom ’s Royal Society...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/239-sea-change-newsletter
  • Tristan rodents

    Planning to get rid of the rodents of Tristan and Gough The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the United Kingdom Partner of BirdLife International, has recently made available a review* of the impacts of rodents on islands in the Tristan da...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/20-2007-news-archive/250-tristan-rodents
  • Rodent eradication plans to save Tristan’s seabirds published on the web

    Worldwide, introduced rodents have played havoc in seabird colonies, including of procellariiforms. The Tristan da Cunha group, a United Kingdom Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic , has not escaped this rodent plague. The Tristan Albatross...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/265-rodent-eradication-plans-to-save-tristan-s-seabirds-published-on-the-web
  • Tristan Albatross now Critically Endangered – but help on the horizon?

    {mosimage} The Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena, an ACAP-listed species endemic to the Tristan da Cunha Group in the South Atlantic, has been recategorized as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International on behalf of the World Conservation Union...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/275-tristan-albatross-now-critically-endangered-but-help-on-the-horizon
  • Expedition sails to study Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross

    {mosimage} On Thursday 4 September 2008, an expedition will sail from Cape Town, South Africa for Gough Island in the South Atlantic to continue a demographic study of the Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena . The Tristan Albatross, an ACAP-listed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/305-expedition-sails-to-study-critically-endangered-tristan-albatross
  • South African research on ACAP species wins UNEP/CMS Thesis Awards

    {mosimage} National Geographic Deutschland, Deutsche Lufthansa, the Zoological Research Museum Koenig and the Convention on Migratory Species ( CMS ) have announced the 2008 winner of the UNEP/CMS Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation . The...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/306-south-african-research-on-acap-species-wins-unep-cms-thesis-awards
  • Tristan Albatross: worst breeding season yet. NEW UPDATE

    The Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena of Gough Island in the South Atlantic has had in recent years a consistently low breeding success, due to introduced House Mice Mus musculus regularly killing its chicks during the winter...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/252-tristan-albatross-worst-breeding-season-yet
  • Recent books on Southern Ocean islands: updated list

    {mosimage} The sub-Antarctic and cool temperate islands of the Southern Ocean all support populations of ACAP-listed species of albatrosses and petrels. A large number of books and booklets has been published since the year 2000 dealing with various...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/316-recent-books-on-southern-ocean-islands-updated-list
  • Gough’s killer mice attack a second ACAP-listed species UPDATED

    {mosimage} It is now well known that the introduced House Mice Mus musculus on Gough Island in the South Atlantic kill large numbers of Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena chicks every year, directly leading to the species’ recent re-designation as...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/359-gough-s-killer-mice-attack-a-second-acap-listed-species-updated
  • Signs of the times for the Tristan Albatrosses of Gough Island

    {mosimage} The Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena was recently upgraded to Critically Endangered, due to the double blow of fishing mortality to birds at sea (mainly on long-lines) and House Mouse predation on chicks at its sole significant breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/398-signs-of-the-times-for-the-tristan-albatrosses-of-gough-island
  • Feasibility study for eradicating Gough’s mice published

    It is now well known that the introduced House Mouse Mus musculus on Gough Island in the South Atlantic's Tristan da Cunha Group, is driving the near-endemic and Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena towards extinction - by active...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/429-feasibility-study-for-eradicating-goughs-mice-published
  • Conservation plans and Red Data Books

    Attaining an improved conservation status for those species of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters 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...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/management-plans/1079-conservation-plans-and-red-data-books
  • Recent books on Southern Ocean islands supporting ACAP-listed species

    The sub-Antarctic and cool temperate islands of the Southern Ocean all support populations of ACAP-listed species of albatrosses and petrels. A large number of books and booklets has been published since the year 2000 dealing with various aspects of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1089-recent-books-on-southern-ocean-islands-supporting-acap-listed-species
  • Multi-national expedition sails to study ACAP species in the mid-Atlantic

    A multi-national expedition departs today on the South African Antarctic supply ship, the S.A. Agulhas , from Cape Town to continue conservation research on ACAP-listed species in the United Kingdom's Tristan da Cunha Group. Nearly three weeks will...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/447-multi-national-expedition-sails-to-study-acap-species-in-the-mid-atlantic
  • Tristan Albatrosses have another poor breeding year UPDATED

    It is now well-known that the Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena of Gough Island are facing a double onslaught from longline mortality at sea and from chick predation by introduced House Mice on land. A measure of breeding production for the whole...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/453-tristan-albatrosses-have-another-poor-breeding-year
  • Southern Giant Petrels doing well on Gough Island

    With attacks by introduced House Mice Mus musculus killing a large proportion of Tristan Albatross chicks Diomedea dabbenena (and Atlantic Petrel chicks Pterodroma incerta ), it is pleasing to report that the population of at least one ACAP-listed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/459-southern-giant-petrels-doing-well-on-gough-island
  • A new management plan (and vision) for an albatross and petrel World Heritage Site

    On 15 October, the third workshop in a series of four was held to develop a management plan for the Gough and Inaccessible Islands World Heritage Site. The Site is part of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/463-a-new-management-plan-and-vision-for-an-albatross-and-petrel-world-heritage-site
  • Another island at risk? Mice have commenced to attack albatross chicks on sub-Antarctic Marion Island UPDATED

    A paper published on-line in 2009 and in the February 2010 issue of the journal Antarctic Science by researchers at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa has shown that it is not only Gough Island in the South Atlantic...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/496-another-island-at-risk-mice-have-commenced-to-attack-albatross-chicks-on-sub-antarctic-marion-island
  • News from the field: working with Southern Giant Petrels on Gough Island

    Graham Parker and Kalinka Rexer-Huber, originally from New Zealand, are spending a year on Gough Island in the South Atlantic conducting research towards the eventual eradication of the introduced House Mouse - which notoriously attacks Tristan...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/511-news-from-the-field-working-with-southern-giant-petrels-on-gough-island

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