Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
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  • An inventory of World Heritage Sites that support ACAP-listed species

    {mosimage} “Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/257-an-inventory-of-world-heritage-sites-that-support-acap-listed-species
  • Ramsar Sites supporting breeding populations of ACAP-listed species

    The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/management-plans/1081-an-inventory-of-ramsar-sites-supporting-breeding-populations-of-acap-listed-species
  • World Heritage Sites supporting ACAP species

    "Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/management-plans/1080-an-inventory-of-world-heritage-sites-supporting-acap-species
  • Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project gets ready to sail south

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project is about to get underway after a number of years of planning. Aerial baiting of the island is scheduled for June this year. The Aurora Australia is set to travel to the island from Hobart, Australia next...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/567-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project-gets-ready-to-sail-south
  • Rodent eradication programmes get underway at sub-Antarctic islands UPDATED

    The Macca bait drop has commenced. Go to http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=7288 The long-in-the-making plans to eradicate the alien terrestrial mammals of Australia's Macquarie Island have reached fruition and the actual eradication programme has...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/598-rodent-eradication-programmes-get-underway-at-sub-antarctic-islands
  • Burrow-scoping Grey Petrels on Gough Island: are they affected by mice?

    Recent research on South Atlantic Gough Island is providing insight into the demographics of ACAP-listed Grey Petrels Procellaria cinerea . Threatened both by drowning on fishery longlines and depredation by introduced mammals, the conservation status...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/624-burrow-scoping-grey-petrels-on-gough-island-are-they-affected-by-mice
  • Grey Petrels continue to do well at Macquarie Island following the eradication of feral cats in 2000

    The Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea is listed as endangered by the Tasmanian Threatened Species Act of 1995 and is considered to be globally Near Threatened . The species breeds on cool-temperate and sub-Antarctic islands during winter. Macquarie...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/737-grey-petrels-continue-to-do-well-at-macquarie-island-following-the-eradication-of-feral-cats-in-2000
  • Following removal of introduced cats, and nearly all the rabbits, Grey Petrels on Macquarie are doing well as the vegetation recovers

    The ACAP-listed Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea is listed as endangered by the Tasmanian Threatened Species Act of 1995 and is considered to be globally Near Threatened . Grey Petrels were first recorded as breeding on Australia's Macquarie Island in...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/202-following-removal-of-introduced-cats-and-nearly-all-the-rabbits-grey-petrels-on-macquarie-are-doing-well-as-the-vegetation-recovers
  • Rodents! Rabbits! Reindeer! Introduced species eradications on two Southern Ocean islands continue on track

    Large and ambitious programmes are underway on two islands in the Southern Ocean to eradicate introduced rats, mice, rabbits and Reindeer in an attempt to conserve their indigenous species and restore their natural habitats. On Australia's...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/163-rodents-rabbits-reindeer-introduced-species-eradications-on-two-southern-ocean-islands-continue-on-track
  • The new Action Plan for Australian Birds considers 21 species of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels

    The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 by Stephen Garnett, Judit Szabo and Guy Dutson is the third in a series of Australian action plans for birds that have been produced at the start of each decade. The new book, published in September 2011,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/158-the-new-action-plan-for-australian-birds-considers-21-species-of-acap-listed-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Giving the ACAP-listed Grey Petrel something to smile about: no rabbits seen on Macquarie Island all this year

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) continues to proceed on track. No signs of introduced European Rabbits have been seen all this year, as shown by the following extract from the latest Macquarie Dispatch , the project's newsletter...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1256-no-rabbits-seen-on-macquarie-island-all-this-year-giving-the-acap-listed-grey-petrel-something-to-smile-about
  • Why no increase now no more cats? ACAP-listed Grey (and other) petrels get to be studied at Marion Island

    Sub-Antarctic Marion Island in the southern Indian Ocean belongs to South Africa. It has been the site of ornithological research on seabirds, including ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels, for over half a century. The following text is taken from the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1172-why-no-increase-now-no-more-cats-acap-listed-grey-and-other-petrels-get-to-be-studied-at-marion-island
  • UPDATED Walking after rabbits: news from the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project continues to be good

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) continues on its successful way with no European Rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus seen for nearly a year now - save for one of the dogs finding a "very old mummified" rabbit last month: "October was...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1147-walking-after-rabbits-news-from-the-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project-continues-to-be-good
  • No more aliens? Australia's Macquarie Island continues to move towards recovery

    Liz Wren ( Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service ) writing in the latest issue of the Australian Antarctic Magazine has good news on the situation on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island where the efforts to eradicate its introduced mammals continue to be on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1216-no-more-aliens-australias-macquarie-island-continues-to-move-towards-recovery
  • Breeding Sites No. 19. Macquarie Island, a recovering sub-Antarctic World Heritage Site

    The coastal slopes of Macquarie Island , a sub-Antarctic island approximately half way between Australia and Antarctica, are home to seven species of ACAP listed albatrosses and petrels. Macquarie Island is a State Nature Reserve managed by the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1347-breeding-sites-no-19-macquarie-island-a-recovering-sub-antarctic-world-heritage-site
  • The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project gets formally assessed as a “great result”

    The Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project ( MIPEP ) eradicated three introduced mammals on Australia’s sub-Antarctic island : European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus , Black Rat Rattus rattus and House Mouse Mus musculus following a poison-bait drop...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1930-the-macquarie-island-pest-eradication-project-gets-formally-assessed-as-a-great-result
  • Grey Petrels regain their previous breeding sites on Macquarie Island as its vegetation recovers post pest eradication

    The following report by Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger Anna Lashko is taken from the on-line newsletter " This week at Macquarie Island " for 24 July . It shows that ACAP-listed Grey Petrels Procellaria cinerea are returning to previous...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2230-grey-petrels-regain-their-previous-breeding-sites-on-macquarie-island-as-its-vegetation-recovers-post-pest-eradicatio
  • The conservation ecology of burrowing petrels following an island eradication: a PhD opportunity at Australia’s Macquarie Island

    The project will utilize existing long-term datasets and collect new field data to track changes in the presence, distribution and abundance of burrow-nesting seabirds and to assess how this seabird community has responded to the eradication of feral...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2451-the-conservation-ecology-of-burrowing-petrels-following-an-island-eradication-a-phd-opportunity-at-australia-s-macquarie-island
  • A go-pro on a selfie-stick shows that Grey Petrels are doing well on Macquarie post eradication of rabbits and rodents

    Wildlife Rangers and ornithological field workers Marcus Salton and Kim Kliska on Australia’s Macquarie Island report that Near Threatened and ACAP-listed Grey Petrels Procellaria cinerea are continuing to do well after the eradication of rabbits and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2539-a-go-pro-on-a-selfie-stick-shows-that-grey-petrels-are-doing-well-on-macquarie-post-eradication-of-rabbits-and-rodents
  • The Sixth Albatross and Petrel Conference went off well in Spain last month. Whither IAPC7?

    The 6th International Albatross and Petrel Conference ( IAPC6 ) was held in Barcelona Catalonia, Spain, from 19-23 September 2016 in the historic Paranimf (Paranymph) of the University of Barcelona . About 150 researchers from all over the World,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2603-the-sixth-albatross-and-petrel-conference-went-off-well-in-spain-last-month-whither-iapc7

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