Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Planning for a Chatham Island Albatross Translocation Project well underway

    A proposal to establish a second breeding colony of Chatham Island Albatrosses Thalassarche eremita at a site near Point Gap, Tuku Farm using a chick translocation programme has been made. A Chatham Albatross feeds its chick on The Pyramid, photographed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1525-planning-for-a-chatham-island-albatross-translocation-project-well-underway
  • A translocation exercise to establish a second Chatham Albatross colony gets funded

    will be taken from the species’ only current breeding site on The Pyramid to a site on the privately-owned Tuku Farm near Point Gap on Chatham where they will be hand-fed until fledging ( click here to read details of the project plans). Over a period...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1578-a-translocation-exercise-to-establish-a-second-chatham-albatross-colony-gets-funded
  • At-sea tracking shows fledgling Black-footed Albatrosses from Midway Atoll forage apart from adults

    Writing in the ornithological journal Ibis , Sarah Gutowsky ( Department of Biology, Dalhousie University , Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and colleagues report on at-sea tracking of both fledgling and adult Black-footed Albatrosses Phoebastria nigripes...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1607-at-sea-tracking-shows-fledgling-black-footed-albatrosses-from-midway-atoll-forage-apart-from-adults
  • The Chatham Island Albatross Translocation Project succeeds in transferring 30 chicks from The Pyramid

    On 21 January 30 downy chicks were collected from The Pyramid and moved by boat to a privately-owned release site at Point Gap, on the south-west coast of Main Chatham, where artificial nests and dummy adults had been previously set up ( click here for...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1663-the-chatham-island-albatross-translocation-project-succeeds-in-transferring-30-chicks-from-the-pyramid
  • Second year of the Chatham Albatross chick translocation project gets underway

    2015 transfer have included weeding around the artificial nests used in the previous season at the translocation site at Point Gap, Tuku Farm on the south-west coast of Main Chatham and filling up beach ball bladders with water to weigh down the decoys....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2007-second-year-of-the-chatham-albatross-chick-translocation-project-is-about-to-get-underway
  • Translocated Chatham Albatross chicks survive Cyclone Pam

    chicks from the Pyramid breeding colony all fledged successfully after being artificially fed at the translocation site at Point Gap, on the south-west coast of Main Chatham ( click here ). In the current breeding season 40 chicks were transferred to...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2071-translocated-chatham-albatross-chicks-survive-cyclone-pam
  • Over a hundred Chatham Albatrosses have fledged from their translocation colony

    Albatross Thalassarche eremita . A total of 110 chicks was moved from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island in 2014 and 2105. All but six, affected by heat stress, have successfully fledged after hand...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2357-over-a-hundred-chatham-albatrosses-have-fledged-from-their-translocation-colony
  • Pyramid to Point Gap: Year Three of establishing a new colony of Chatham Albatrosses is now underway

    Vulnerable Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks was moved from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island in 2014 and 2105 in an effort to establish a new breeding colony. The chicks were hand fed...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2429-pyramid-to-point-gap-year-three-of-establishing-a-new-colony-of-chatham-albatrosses-is-now-underway
  • UPDATED Translocated Chatham Albatrosses have a third successful season as hand-fed chicks fledge

    Vulnerable Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks was moved from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island in 2014 and 2105 in an effort to establish a new breeding colony. The chicks were hand fed on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2460-translocated-chatham-albatrosses-have-a-third-successful-season-as-hand-fed-chicks-fledge
  • A translocated and hand-fed Chatham Albatross gets photographed in South American waters

    by Danny Burgin The bird was one of 50 chicks transferred from New Zealand’s Pyramid (the species’ sole breeding site) to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island back in February, part of a Chatham Island Taiko Trust project trying to establish a second...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2652-a-translocated-and-hand-fed-chatham-albatross-gets-photographed-in-south-american-waters
  • UPDATED: Third year of translocating Laysan Albatrosses to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge gets underway

    another batch of Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks from their sole breeding locality on the Pyramid to Point Gap in the Chatham Islands in an endeavour to establish a second colony. This will be the fourth year of the translocation project;...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2677-third-year-of-translocating-laysan-albatrosses-to-the-james-campbell-national-wildlife-refuge-gets-underway
  • Potted Chatham Albatross anyone? Another 60 chicks translocated this month

    , sole breeding site of New Zealand’s endemic Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita and transferring downy chicks to Point Gap on the Chatham Islands for hand-rearing until fledging. The project aims to create a second colony for the Vulnerable species...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2690-potted-chatham-albatross-anyone-another-60-chicks-get-translocated-this-month
  • One more to go: Year Four of the Chatham Albatross translocation project is successfully completed

    chicks have been translocated by the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island over the last four years in an effort to establish a new breeding colony. The colour-banded...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2748-one-more-to-go-year-four-of-the-chatham-albatross-translocation-project-is-successfully-completed
  • Last year of hand rearing translocated Chatham Albatross chicks now underway

    endemic Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita chicks from their breeding colony on the Pyramid for hand rearing at Point Gap in the Chatham Islands by the Chatham Island Taiko Trust commenced last month. As in the four previous years the chicks will be...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2952-last-year-of-hand-rearing-translocated-chatham-albatross-chicks-now-underway
  • The fifth and last hand-reared cohort of Chatham Albatrosses commences fledging from Point Gap

    eremita , translocated as chicks from the Pyramid , sole breeding site for the species, have commenced fledging from the Point Gap translocation site on New Zealand’s Chatham Islands. During a windy period ( view video ) this week, the first four...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/2993-the-fifth-and-last-hand-reared-cohort-of-chatham-albatrosses-commences-fledging-from-point-gap
  • Fifth and last season of translocated Chatham Albatrosses successfully completed as last hand-reared chick fledges

    chicks has been translocated by the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust from the Pyramid , the species’ sole breeding site, to Point Gap on the main Chatham Island over the last five years in an effort to establish a new breeding colony. The colour-banded...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3008-fifth-and-last-season-of-translocated-chatham-albatrosses-successfully-completed-as-last-hand-reared-chick-fledges
  • Let's go fly a kite: Portugal tests a “scary bird device” to reduce incidental catches of seabirds

    SPEA (Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves) is the national partner of BirdLife International in Portugal. Ana Almeida is SPEA’s Marine Conservation Officer. She wrote last month to ACAP Latest News describing trials of a new device to reduce...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3453-portugal-tests-a-scary-bird-device-to-reduce-incidental-catches-of-seabirds-in-fishing-gear

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