Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • The USA’s latest review of the Short-tailed Albatross makes no change to its domestic conservation status

    A review of the conservation status of the globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus is required every five years by section 4(c)(2) of the United States’ Endangered Species Act ( ESA ), under which the species is currently...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2037-the-usa-s-latest-review-of-the-short-tailed-albatross-makes-no-change-to-its-domestic-conservation-status
  • Presentations on albatrosses and petrels at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 2016 meeting

    The Pacific Seabird Group held its 43rd Annual Meeting at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, USA last week. The meeting’s abstract book reveals that a number of presentations dealt with ACAP-listed species - listed below by authors and titles. Subjects covered...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2419-presentations-on-albatrosses-and-petrels-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-s-2016-meeting
  • 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/news/latest-news/2603-the-sixth-albatross-and-petrel-conference-went-off-well-in-spain-last-month-whither-iapc7
  • Hoping for an egg: Short-tailed Albatrosses are back on Midway

    A pair of Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus h as been photographed on Sand Island, part of the Midway National Wildlife Refuge ( click here ) . Sand Island's Short-tailed Albatross pair, photograph by Wieteke Holthuijzen...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2662-hoping-for-an-egg-short-tailed-albatrosses-are-back-on-midway
  • Single Short-tailed Albatross pairs return to Midway and Kure Atolls in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

    “George” and “Geraldine”, a pair of globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus , returned to Sand Island in the USA’s Midway Atoll in the north Pacific on October 24 and October 25 this year, respectively, thereafter reported as...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3162-single-short-tailed-albatross-pairs-return-to-kure-and-midway-atolls-in-the-northwestern-hawaiian-islands
  • UPDATED. George and Geraldine, Midway’s Short-tailed Albatrosses, have hatched their first egg

    “George” and “Geraldine”, a pair of globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus , returned to Sand Island in the USA’s Midway Atoll in the north Pacific in October last year ( click here ). Since then the pair laid an egg which...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3216-george-and-geraldine-midway-s-short-tailed-albatrosses-have-hatched-their-first-egg
  • Presentations on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels and on seabird bycatch at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 46th Annual Meeting

    The Pacific Seabird Group held its 46th Annual Meeting on the Hawaiian island of Kauai from 27 February to 3 March 2019. A list by senior author and title follows of presentations made at the meeting that considered ACAP-listed species and also seabird...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3256-presentations-on-acap-listed-albatrosses-and-petrels-and-on-seabird-bycatch-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-s-46th-annual-meeting
  • Short-tailed Albatrosses George and Geraldine fledge the first documented chick from Midway Atoll’s Sand Island

    “George” and “Geraldine”, a pair of globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus , that have been attempting to breed on Sand Island in the USA’s Midway Atoll are thought to have fledged their first chick this year – and the first...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3320-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-fledge-the-first-documented-chick-from-midway-atoll-s-sand-island
  • UPDATED. George and Geraldine are back! Midway’s Short-tailed Albatross pair return for a new breeding season

    UPDATE: As of 13 November, Midway's Short-tailed Albatross pair is incubating a new egg. ********************************************* On 23 October this year two globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus were seen back on...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3432-update
  • Short-tailed Albatross to get a new five-year status review

    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is initiating a five-year status review of the globally Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus in terms of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). A five-year status review is based on...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3451-short-tailed-albatross-to-get-a-new-five-year-status-review
  • UPDATE. Wisdom the Laysan Albatross, and the world’s oldest known bird, is back on Midway Atoll

    UPDATE: The pair on 9 November, photograph by Emily Jankowski / USFWS Wisdom's current mate (Akeakamai; Red G00) was seen back on Midway on 9 November, next to Wisdom (Red Z33). It is suggested it is a bit late for an egg this season, so they may take...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3454-wisdom-the-laysan-albatross-and-the-world-s-oldest-known-bird-is-back-on-midway-atoll
  • UPDATE: Midway’s Short-tailed Albatrosses, George and Geraldine, hatch their latest egg

    UPDATE: "After three weeks since it hatched on January 2, the downy chick appears healthy and is growing everyday while its cousins — the Laysan and Black-footed chicks — are still in hatching mode. The remote camera revealed that the chick is being...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3489-midway-s-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-hatch-their-latest-egg
  • World Albatross Day 2020 "Eradicating Island Pests" posts

    Introduction The first World Albatross Day was celebrated on 19 June 2020. Following discussion, and consideration of the main threats facing albatrosses identified in a recent review in the scientific journal Biological Conservation, the theme of...

    https://www.acap.aq/world-albatross-day/wad2020-eradicating-island-pests
  • Crossing the Equator: the WAD2020 Banner Challenge reaches Midway Atoll

    Banners to help raise awareness of this year’s inauguration of World Albatross Day on 19 June have been made and photographed by researchers on nine breeding islands so far, all in the southern hemisphere. But albatrosses also breed north of the...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3508-crossing-the-equator-the-wad2020-banner-challenge-reaches-midway-atoll
  • The numbers are in: Midway Atoll’s latest Annual Albatross Nest Count approaches half a million breeding pairs

    Five of the thirteen 2019/20 albatross counters on Eastern Island next to a WWI gun; from left: Breck Tyler, Martha Brown, Craig Marsh, Susan Scott and Caren Loebel-Fried Photograph by Martha Brown Totals of 446 791 occupied nests of Laysan Albatrosses...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3513-the-numbers-are-in-midway-atoll-s-latest-annual-albatross-nest-count-approaches-half-a-million-breeding-pairs
  • The Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge gives its views on World Albatross Day 2020

    The Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (FOMA) is a non-profit organization that works to help preserve, protect and restore the biological diversity and historic resources of Midway Atoll, while providing opportunity for...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3521-the-friends-of-midway-atoll-national-wildlife-refuge-gives-its-views-on-world-albatross-day-2020
  • The latest chick of Short-tailed Albatrosses George and Geraldine on Midway Atoll is growing apace

    "On March 2nd, George came to feed its youngster, and spent more time with it". Photograph by J. Plissner The latest chick of George and Geraldine on Midway Atoll is growing apace. The latest news from the Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3544-the-latest-chick-of-short-tailed-albatrosses-george-and-geraldine-on-midway-atoll-is-growing-apace
  • The conservation team on Midway Atoll helps advertise World Albatross Day

    From left: Jimmy Breeden, Kelly Goodale, Elaine Beaudoin, Joanna Morelli, Nicole Faber, Joey Latsha, Emily Jankowski, William Kennerley, Jon Plissner, Tim Clark, Virginie Ternisien, Tristen Luxner, Suzanne Pluskat, Alex Chmielewski, Amanda Boyd and...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3550-the-conservation-team-on-midway-atoll-helps-advertise-world-albatross-day
  • The Kure Atoll Conservancy supports the inauguration of World Albatross Day on 19 June

    The Kure Atoll Conservancy is a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting management programmes that enhance biological diversity, ecosystem health and cultural resources of the Kure Atoll Seabird Sanctuary in the USA’s North-Western Hawaiian...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/3611-the-kure-atoll-conservancy-supports-the-inauguration-of-world-albatross-day-on-19-june
  • ACAP Breeding Sites

    Introduction In February 2013, ACAP Latest News commenced posting a series of brief accounts describing breeding sites of ACAP-listed species. In considering what constitutes a breeding site, differences in conservation management procedures have been...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/acap-breeding-sites

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