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  • UPDATED Ramsar Sites supporting breeding populations of ACAP-listed species

    Introduction The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran in 1971 and entered into force in 1976 is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/management-plans/1081-an-inventory-of-ramsar-sites-supporting-breeding-populations-of-acap-listed-species
  • 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/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/598-rodent-eradication-programmes-get-underway-at-sub-antarctic-islands
  • South Atlantic rodent eradication set to get started this month

    This year a start will be made to eradicate introduced Norway Rats Rattus norvegicus from the main island of South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* in the South Atlantic. It is hoped removal of rats will aid significant populations of the ACAP-listed...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1047-south-atlantic-rodent-eradication-set-to-get-started-this-month
  • South Atlantic island rat eradication gets underway

    The latest newsletter of the South Georgia* Habitat Restoration Project ( No. 4, February 2011 ) gives the news that the two poison bait-dropping helicopters required for Phase One of the project arrived on the South Atlantic island this month on the...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1060-south-atlantic-island-rat-eradication-gets-underway
  • Getting rid of island rats: poison-bait dropping in the South Atlantic has started this month

    The latest edition (actually the fifth, although labelled No. 4) of the newsletter of the South Georgia* Habitat Restoration Project reports that the aerial broadcasting of poison baits to rid the South Atlantic island of introduced Norway or Brown...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/922-getting-rid-of-island-rats-poison-bait-dropping-in-the-south-atlantic-has-started-this-month
  • Move over Rudolph, your time is nearly up. Intention to rid a Southern Ocean island of its introduced Reindeer announced

    It appears attempts to rid islands in the Southern Ocean of introduced mammals are proceeding apace. The feral cats of Marion, Campbell and Macquarie all went some years ago and more recently Campbell's rats were eradicated. Attempts are underway this...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/938-move-over-rudolph-your-time-is-nearly-up-intention-to-rid-a-southern-ocean-island-of-its-introduced-reindeer-announced
  • UPDATED Bye-bye ratties and bunnies? Progress with alien eradications on two Southern Ocean islands

    Macquarie Island UPDATE 27 March: Click here to read about preparation activities on the island prior to the arrival of the MIPEP team next month. On 20 April the Aurora Australis is due to arrive at the island to restart the Macquarie Island Pest...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/943-bye-bye-ratties-and-bunnies-progress-with-alien-eradications-on-two-southern-ocean-islands
  • ** UPDATE 8 June **: No rats sighted since this year's poison bait drop on a sub-Antarctic island in the South Atlantic

    Issue 7 of Project News , the Newsletter of the Habitat Restoration Project of the South Georgia* Heritage Trust , reveals there have been no reports of rats or rat sign up to the end of May in the vicinity of the buildings at King Edward Point, within...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/960-rats-are-on-the-way-out-on-a-south-atlantic-albatross-island
  • Restoring albatross and petrel breeding islands by eradicating alien plants around the World

    Whereas on-going efforts to rid seabird islands of introduced mammalian predators (such as cats and rats) are well known, efforts to eradicate or control alien plants on islands are generally not so well reported. However, plants introduced to islands...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/835-restoring-albatross-and-petrel-breeding-islands-by-eradicating-alien-plants-around-the-world
  • Helping Southern Giant Petrels in the South Atlantic: ridding Big Samuel and Governor Islands of their alien rats

    Efforts by the island-based NGO partner of BirdLife International have been made to eradicate invasive Norway Rats Rattus norvegicus on islands and islets in the Samuel Islands Group, Choiseul Sound, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)* over the last two...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/843-helping-southern-giant-petrels-in-the-south-atlantic-ridding-big-samuel-and-governor-islands-of-their-alien-rats
  • Ship? Check! Helicopters? Check! Bait? Check! Eradicating rodents from seabird islands on a global scale

    Over the last few years, efforts to eradicate introduced rodents and other mammalian invaders from seabird islands have moved up yet another notch, in terms of complexity, island size, numbers of species to eradicate and island remoteness. Current...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/889-ship-check-helicopters-check-bait-check-eradicating-rodents-from-seabird-islands-on-a-global-scale
  • Still no rats seen after the poison bait drop on South Georgia/Islas Georgias del Sur

    The latest issue of the Newsletter of the South Georgia Habitat Restoration Project * ( No. 8 of September 2011 ) reports further good news of the lack of signs of rats after this year's poison-bait drop over part of the island: "...what we do know is...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/917-still-no-rats-seen-after-the-poison-bait-drop-on-south-georgiaislas-georgias-del-sur
  • A new colony of Southern Giant Petrels is discovered in the South Atlantic

    A ground-based baiting operation to eradicate introduced Norway Rats Rattus norvegicus on 123-ha Sea Lion Island (51° 55.60'S, 58° 43.80'W) in the Choiseul Sound area, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)* on 23 October this year has led to the discovery...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/782-a-new-colony-of-southern-giant-petrels-is-discovered-in-the-south-atlantic
  • UPDATED: Re-confirming the successful eradication of Norway Rats from Grass Island in the South Atlantic

    Thirty-hectare Grass Island lies within Stromness Bay, approximately 350 m from the nearest rat-infested mainland area at Tonsberg Point, South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* in the South Atlantic. The island is ice-free and entirely vegetated. The...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/807-re-confirming-the-successful-eradication-of-norway-rats-from-grass-island-in-the-south-atlantic
  • Island Invasives: Eradication and Management. Proceedings of the New Zealand 2010 Conference now published

    The papers and abstracts published in this proceedings volume are the outcome of an international conference on Island Invasives: Eradication and Management held at Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland , New Zealand from 8 to 12 February 2010. The...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/814-island-invasives-eradication-and-management-proceedings-of-the-new-zealand-2010-conference-now-published
  • Sorry Rudolph! Plans to remove Reindeer from the far south will now include "herding and corralling"

    Following a wide consultation a decision was taken in early 2011 to eradicate the long-introduced Reindeer Rangifer tarandus from South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* in the South Atlantic. These Reindeer have not been thoroughly surveyed for many...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/818-sorry-rudolph-plans-to-remove-reindeer-from-the-far-south-will-now-include-qherding-and-corrallingq
  • Recent progress with alien mammal eradications at four Southern Ocean islands will help conserve albatrosses and petrels

    News is in on four ongoing eradication efforts to remove introduced mammals from islands in the Southern Ocean Antipodes Island The Million Dollar Mouse Campaign to eradicate House Mice from New Zealand's Antipodes Island is approaching halfway with...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/60-recent-progress-with-alien-mammal-eradications-at-four-southern-ocean-islands-will-help-conserve-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Ridding seabird islands of rats and mice: helicopter pilot Peter Garden is on a world-wide mission

    By deliberate intent, ACAP Latest News reports on matters dealing with the conservation of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters without offering its own opinions or views. However, the work by the pilots who fly their helicopters with such skill in...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/26-ridding-seabird-islands-of-rats-and-mice-helicopter-pilot-peter-garden-is-on-a-world-wide-mission
  • Massive rodent eradication programme in the South Atlantic is still on track

    The ambitious programme to eradicate the introduced rats and mice on South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* in the South Atlantic is continuing well on track. The latest issue (No. 11) of the habitat restoration project's newsletter for July reports...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/8-massive-rodent-eradication-programme-in-the-south-atlantic-is-still-on-track
  • What's coming up with albatross and petrel conservation in 2013?

    Yesterday, ACAP Latest News looked back on highlights in albatross and petrel conservation during 2012 - and also reported on what ACAP has been doing and achieving over the year. Today, befitting the start of a new year we look forward to what can be...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1098-whats-coming-up-with-albatross-and-petrel-conservation-in-2013

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