Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Albatrosses and Petrels

    Albatrosses and petrels are perhaps the most threatened group of birds in the world. Of the world's 22 species of albatrosses, 15 are considered Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable according to the 'Red-List' criteria of the World...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/education/1076-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Children's books and fictional accounts on albatrosses and petrels

    Those of us who work to save albatrosses and petreels do not do it only for their immediate survival, we do it so our children, and their children, can live in a World that continues to support these magnificent birds, and so that the generations that...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1086-childrens-books-on-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Lots of birds: counting Midway Atoll's breeding Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses

    Every year since 2004 volunteers on Hawaii's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge have counted every albatross nest. This huge task takes three weeks. The latest count, conducted over December 2009 to January 2010, counted Laysan Albatrosses...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/565-lots-of-birds-counting-midway-atolls-breeding-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses
  • The Short-tailed Albatross lays eggs on Kure Atoll, Hawaii

    The rarest of the North Pacific albatross species, the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus , has only been documented breeding on islands off Japan, despite increasing sightings of individuals among other albatross colonies in the Hawaiian...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/691-the-short-tailed-albatross-lays-eggs-on-kure-atoll-hawaii
  • The Short-tailed Albatross mate returns to its nest on Kure Atoll, Hawaii

    After an 18-day incubation stint, the second member of the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus pair on Kure Atoll, Hawaii returned on 17 November to relieve its mate of incubation duties. For previous information on the Kure Atoll breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/704-the-short-tailed-albatross-mate-returns-to-its-nest-on-kure-atoll-hawaii
  • Another ACAP exclusive, and another Short-tailed Albatross nest in Hawaii

    It appears that Hawaii is becoming a hot destination for Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus in 2010. Despite numerous sightings of this species in the Hawaiian Archipelago over the last several decades, there are no records (either...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/713-another-acap-exclusive-and-another-short-tailed-albatross-nest-in-hawaii
  • All change at Midway's Short-tailed Albatross nest: the female returns to incubate

    The following report comes from John Klavitter, Acting Reserve Manager, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. "In the morning of December 1, 2010, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) volunteers checked the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/718-all-change-at-midways-short-refuge-managertailed-albatross-nest-the-female-returns-to-incubate
  • The Short-tailed Albatross nest fails on Kure Atoll, Hawaii

    After close to two months of incubation by both members of a suspected female-female pair ( click here ), the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus nest on Kure Atoll has failed. Between 23 and 25 December the immature-plumaged bird took over...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1026-the-short-tailed-albatross-nest-fails-on-kure-atoll-hawaii
  • A real American chick! The Midway Short-tailed Albatrosses hatch their egg

    A real American chick! The Midway Short-tailed Albatrosses hatch their egg An important- and hopeful- milestone in the conservation of the threatened Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus was recorded four days ago on 14 January at Midway Atoll...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1036-a-real-american-chick-the-midway-short-tailed-albatrosses-hatch-their-egg
  • First bird back! Good news from the Short-tailed Albatross Translocation Project on Japan's Mukojima Island

    Two significant events have taken place on Japan's Mukojima Island in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands this month where attempts are being made to start a new breeding colony of Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus by translocating chicks from...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1054-first-bird-back-good-news-from-the-short-tailed-albatross-translocation-project-on-japans-mukojima-island
  • Short-tailed Albatross population on Torishima continues to grow

    News is available on the size of the 2010/11 breeding population of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus on Japan's Torishima Island . In December 2010 Hiroshi Hasegawa of the Biology Department, Toho University counted 481 breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1055-short-tailed-albatross-population-on-torishima-continues-to-grow
  • News from Midway: watch America's first ever Short-tailed Albatross chick get fed

    Click here to view the latest pictures of the first Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus chick on USA soil: on Eastern Island, in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1059-news-from-midway-watch-americas-first-ever-short-tailed-albatross-chick-get-fed
  • The Pacific Seabird Group's next Annual Meeting is to be held in Hawai'i in 2012

    North Pacific albatrosses have been in the news of late, especially the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus , with the first American chick doing well on Midway and the first translocated fledgling returning to Mukojima Island. The Pacific...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1062-the-pacific-seabird-groups-next-annual-meeting-is-to-be-held-in-hawaii-in-2012
  • The Short-tailed Albatrosses of Midway: America's favourite chick survives a storm

    The following dramatic story of survival of the USA's first-ever Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus chick comes from John Klavitter, writing from the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Nationa l...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1070-the-short-tailed-albatrosses-of-midway-americas-favourite-chick-survives-a-storm
  • SECOND UPDATE: Hawaii's Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses suffered heavy losses in last week's tsunami

    LATEST INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS **16 March: For more information and photographs on the effects of the tsunami on the albatrosses of Midway Atoll click here and visit Pete Leary's blog Pete at Midway . **18 March: Visit...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/933-stop-press-hawaiis-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-have-likely-suffered-heavy-losses-in-last-weeks-tsunami
  • Tsunami death toll for Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses on Midway Atoll increases to over a hundred thousand birds

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials have now revised markedly upwards their earlier estimates ( click here ) of wildlife losses at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , Papahânaumokuâkea Marine National Monument , following the tsunami that washed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/941-tsunami-death-toll-for-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-on-midway-atoll-increases-to-over-a-hundred-thousand-birds
  • More good news. Wisdom, Midway's 60-year-old Laysan Albatross survives the tsunami

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on 21 March that "Wisdom" the 60-year-old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , has returned to feed its chick on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, thus surviving the tsunami that has killed so...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/944-more-good-news-wisdom-midways-60-year-old-laysan-albatross-survives-the-tsunami
  • ** UPDATED 22 June ** The USA's first-ever Short-tailed Albatross chick fledges successfully from Midway

    "On June 11, the bird was seen wandering from its nest area to the shoreline as the instinct to fly and paddle out to sea became stronger. It continued to walk and flap near the shoreline, as well as paddle in the near-shore waters to strengthen its...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/965-midway-atolls-first-ever-short-tailed-albatross-chick-is-doing-well-post-tsunami
  • UPDATED 26 June: World Heritage Convention inscribes Japan's Ogasawara Islands, good news for Short-tailed Albatrosses

    On Friday 24 June the World Heritage Committee meeting in its 35th Session in Paris, France inscribed the Ogasawara Islands, Japanese islands situated some 1000 km south of the country's main archipelago, on UNESCO's World Heritage List for the wealth...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1014-world-heritage-convention-set-to-help-conserve-short-tailed-albatrosses-on-japans-ogasawara-islands
  • **UPDATE** Pacific Seabird Group Conference in Hawaii in February 2012 calls for abstracts

    "We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation on seabird biology, foraging ecology, energetics, physiology, population biology, systematics, genetics, conservation biology, fishery interactions, restoration ecology, or any...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1004-opportunities-to-see-albatrosses-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-conference-in-hawaii-in-february-2012

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