Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Translocating Short-tailed Albatrosses

    stronghold on volcanic Torishima Island to the site of a former colony 350 km to the south-east. The translocation site, Mukojima, part of Japan’s Bonin Islands), is non-volcanic. Short-tailed Albatrosses bred here at least until the 1920s. Members of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/266-translocating-short-tailed-albatrosses
  • A good START: translocating the Short-tailed Albatross UPDATED

    is the team’s top priority. {mosimage} Translocated Short-tailed Albatross chicks are introduced to their new home on Mukojima With financial support from Japan’s Ministry of Environment and several private corporations, Japan’s Yamashina Institutehas...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/421-a-good-start-translocating-the-short-tailed-albatross-updated
  • World Heritage Sites supporting ACAP species

    P. immutabilis Albatrosses breed and a translocated colony of Short-tailed Albatrosses P. albatrus is being established on Mukojima Island. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1362 . See also http://www.env.go.jp/en/headline/headline.php?serial=1080 and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/management-plans/1080-an-inventory-of-world-heritage-sites-supporting-acap-species
  • Translocated Short-tailed Albatross chick from Japan photographed off California five months later UPDATED

    taped to the bird's back indicated that it was one of the 15 chicks that had been translocated from Torishima to Mukojima Island in Japan, and hand-reared by scientists seeking to establish a new breeding colony on this formerly occupied island. Click...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/471-translocated-short-tailed-albatross-chick-from-japan-photographed-off-california-five-months-later
  • Japan nominates the Ogasawara Islands to the World Heritage Convention

    its Ogasawara Islands to the World Heritage Convention. Both Laysan Albatrosses Phoebastria immutabilis (20 pairs in the Mukojima Group) and Black-footed P. nigripes Albatrosses ( c . 1000 pairs in the Mukojima and Hahajima Groups) breed in the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/540-japan-nominates-the-ogasawara-islands-to-the-world-heritage-convention
  • Short-tailed Albatross chicks buried by a landslide on Torishima

    in danger of extinction from possible volcanic eruptions on the island, about 70 chicks are being moved to non-volcanic Mukojima in the Ogasawara Islands over the five-year period 2007 to 2011 ( click here for an earlier news story on the relocation...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/543-short-tailed-albatross-chicks-buried-by-a-landslide-on-torishima
  • Translocated Short-tailed and Black-footed Albatrosses continue to do well on Japan's Mukojima Island

    eruption on Torishima, hand-rearing of young chicks translocated from this island to a safe and historical breeding site, Mukojima Island in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, begun in 2008, as a cooperative project involving the Yamashina Institute for...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/601-translocated-short-tailed-and-black-footed-albatrosses-continue-to-do-well-on-japans-mukojima-island
  • Good news for Japan's Black-footed, Laysan and Short-tailed Albatrosses? Ridding Mukojima in the Ogasawara Islands of its rats

    Mukojima Island in the Japanese Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands supports breeding colonies of genetically distinct Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and of Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses. It is also the site of ongoing attempts to establish a new colony...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/692-good-news-for-japans-black-footed-laysan-and-short-tailed-albatrosses-ridding-mukojima-in-the-ogasawara-islands-of-its-rats
  • 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

    ( click here ). Click here to access other recent news on the improving fortunes of the Short-tailed Albatross at Japan's Mukojima and the USA's Midway Islands. For more information on the population trends of Torishima's STALs consult the ACAP Species...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1055-short-tailed-albatross-population-on-torishima-continues-to-grow
  • The Pacific Seabird Group's next Annual Meeting is to be held in Hawai'i in 2012

    albatrus , with the first American chick doing well on Midway and the first translocated fledgling returning to Mukojima Island. The Pacific Seabird Group will hold its 38th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawai'i, planned for February 2012. Attendees...

    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
  • A second translocated Short-tailed Albatross visits Mukojima Island

    Following the visit of Red Y01, the first Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus to return to Japan's Mukojima Island after translocation as a chick from Torishima Island in 2008 ( click here ), a second translocated bird has now visited the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1069-a-second-translocated-short-tailed-albatross-visits-mukojima-island
  • First waltz on Mukojima: Short-tailed Albatrosses engage in courtship display at the translocation site

    albatrus from the 2008 translocated cohort of 10 Torishima chicks have returned to the artificial colony on Japan's Mukojima Island ( click here ). The latest report to hand from Tomohiro Deguchi of the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology is of two...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/928-first-waltz-on-mukojima-short-tailed-albatrosses-engage-in-courtship-display-at-the-translocation-site
  • SECOND UPDATE: Hawaii's Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses suffered heavy losses in last week's tsunami

    fence at Ka'ena Point) all survived without any reported damage as did the STAL translocation colony on Japan's Mukojima Island which is high up enough not to have been affected by the 1-8 m wave reported for the Ogasawara Islands. Although acccurate...

    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
  • Forty percent of the 2008 cohort has come home: two more translocated Short-tailed Albatrosses return to Mukojima

    to result in the establishment of a new breeding colony of Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus on Japan's Mukojima Island. Followers of this web site's news will know that each year since 2008 STAL chicks have been taken from Torishima and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/942-forty-percent-of-the-2008-cohort-has-come-home-two-more-translocated-short-tailed-albatrosses-return-to-mukojima
  • UPDATED First 2009-cohort Short-tailed Albatross comes back to Mukojima

    Once more heartening news comes from Japan's Mukojima Island where since 2008 efforts have been made to establish a new breeding colony of Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus . For the last four years chicks have been translocated from...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/949-first-2009-cohort-short-tailed-albatross-comes-back-to-mukojima
  • UPDATED, No fooling about on 1 April! Return rate of Short-tailed Albatrosses to Mukojima from the 2008 translocation cohort reaches 60%

    It's all go on Mukojima in the Japanese Ogasawara islands. Two more colour-banded Short-tailed Albatrosses Phoebastria albatrus from the 2008 cohort have now been reported visiting the translocation site where attempts are being made to create a new...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/955-no-fooling-about-on-1-april-return-rate-of-short-tailed-albatrosses-to-mukojima-from-the-2008-translocation-cohort-reaches-60
  • ** 28 May UPDATE ** Most recent cohort of translocated Short-tailed Albatrosses have left Japan's Mukojima Island

    May five of the 14 remaining Short-tailed Albatross chicks that were translocated 350 km by helicopter from Torishima to Mukojima Island on 5 February this year and hand-fed for three months have successfully fledged. One chick had disappeared prior to...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/983-most-recent-cohort-of-translocated-short-tailed-albatrosses-on-japans-mukojima-island-start-to-fledge
  • UPDATED 26 June: World Heritage Convention inscribes Japan's Ogasawara Islands, good news for Short-tailed Albatrosses

    Asia, alongside many endemic species, as well as the translocation colony of Short-tailed Albatrosses Diomedea albatrus on Mukojima Island. News from http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/766 . See also: http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201106250159.html and...

    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
  • First translocated Short-tailed Albatross for this season returns to Mukojima

    The first translocated Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus to return to the site of the artificial colony on Mukojima Island was Red Y01, thought to be a male. It was first seen on 10 February 2011 where it was photographed interacting with the...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/806-first-translocated-short-tailed-albatross-for-this-season-returns-to-mukojima

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