Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Management Plans for Southern Ocean islands: updated list

    {mosimage} Many of the islands of the Southern Ocean support populations of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels. Here follows a listing of current, formally adopted management plans for various sub -Antarctic and cool-temperate islands and island...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/317-management-plans-for-southern-ocean-islands-updated-list
  • Recent books on Southern Ocean islands: updated list

    {mosimage} The sub-Antarctic and cool temperate islands of the Southern Ocean all support populations of ACAP-listed species of albatrosses and petrels. A large number of books and booklets has been published since the year 2000 dealing with various...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/21-2008-news-archive/316-recent-books-on-southern-ocean-islands-updated-list
  • Marine Protected Areas supporting ACAP-listed species

    UNDER UPDATING Introduction The Albatross and Petrel Agreement aims to improve the protection of listed species both on land and at sea. The development and proclamation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) or their equivalents surrounding localities where...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/management-plans/1083-mpa-acap
  • Management plans for breeding sites of ACAP species

    Introduction A listing of current management plans for breeding sites of ACAP-listed species by country is given. For several sites earlier management plans have been included. Existing plans in draft or final form but not yet published by their...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/management-plans/1082-a-list-of-management-plans-for-breeding-sites-of-acap-species
  • 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
  • Conservation plans and Red Data Books

    feasibility of eradicating NorwayRats from South Georgia Island. Invercargill: Department of Conservation. 16 pp. South Georgia Heritage Trust 2012. Operational Plan for the Eradication of Rodents from South Georgia: Phase 2. Seventh Draft - 20 Nov...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/management-plans/1079-conservation-plans-and-red-data-books
  • Recent books on Southern Ocean islands supporting ACAP-listed species

    Sandwich Islands. 48 pp. ISBN 0 9529008 1 5. Burton, Robert 2013. The Maritime History of South Georgia. Dundee: South Georgia Heritage Trust. 32 pp. ISBN 978-09564546-2-1. www.sght.org. Burton, Robert & Croxall, John P. (Eds). 2012. A Field Guide to...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1089-recent-books-on-southern-ocean-islands-supporting-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
  • ** 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
  • 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
  • Phase 2 of the World's largest rodent eradication exercise gets underway next month on a South Atlantic island

    "The South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) is undertaking the world's largest rodent eradication on the South Atlantic island of South Georgia [Islas Georgias del Sur*]. Commencing with aerial baiting of about 12,800 hectares in 2011, the second phase...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1212-phase-2-of-the-worlds-largest-rodent-eradication-exercise-gets-underway-next-month-on-a-south-atlantic-island
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 51. Prion Island, where tourists can view Wandering Albatrosses from a boardwalk

    (Eds). 2012. A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia . Princeton: Princeton University Press. WILDGuides & South Georgia Heritage Trust. 200 pp. Croxall, J.P., Prince, P.A., Rothery, P. & Wood, A.G. 1998. Population changes in albatrosses at...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1571-acap-breeding-site-no-51-prion-island-where-tourists-can-view-wandering-albatrosses-from-a-boardwalk
  • ACAP Breeding Site No. 64. Albatross Island, a monitoring site for Wandering Albatrosses and giant petrels in the South Atlantic

    (Eds). 2012. A Field Guide to the Wildlife of South Georgia . Princeton: Princeton University Press. WILDGuides & South Georgia Heritage Trust. 200 pp. Croxall, J.P., Prince, P.A., Rothery, P. & Wood, A.G. 1998. Population changes in albatrosses at...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1669-acap-breeding-site-no-64-albatross-island-a-monitoring-site-for-wandering-albatrosses-and-giant-petrels-in-the-south-atlantic
  • Rodent eradication on a South Atlantic seabird island remains on track and a New Zealand seabird island continues to recover 13 years after its rodent eradication

    Georgias del Sur)* remains on track, according to the March 2014 issue (No. 20) of Project News , newsletter of the South Georgia Heritage Trust . South Georgia (Isla Georgias del Sur)* lies behind rodent-free Albatross Island and its Wandering...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1727-rodent-eradication-on-a-south-atlantic-seabird-island-remains-on-track-and-a-new-zealand-seabird-island-continues-to-recover-13-years-after-its-rodent-eradication
  • Gough Island reckoned the highest priority for the eradication of its alien House Mice among United Kingdom’s overseas islands by a comparative review

    Jeffrey Dawson ( RSPB Centre for Conservation Science , Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, United Kingdom ) and colleagues have published in the journal Conservation Biology on prioritizing islands in the United Kingdom Overseas...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1878-in-the-top-five-analysis-reckons-gough-island-a-high-priority-for-the-eradication-of-its-alien-house-mice
  • At least 21 introduced Reindeer remain on a South Atlantic island, while Team Rat gets a quarter of a million Pounds for its final phase

    South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* , photograph by Kirk Zufelt Meanwhile on the rodent eradication scene the South Georgia Heritage Trust has been awarded a quarter of a million pounds towards the final phase of its Habitat Restoration Project from...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2022-at-least-21-introduced-reindeer-remain-on-a-south-atlantic-island-while-team-rat-gets-a-quarter-of-a-million-pounds-for-its-final-phase
  • The final phase of rodent eradication on the largest island tackled to date reaches halfway despite the weather

    winds made one of the three helicopters unserviceable so “Team Rat” has had its setbacks. Related news from the South Georgia Heritage Trust is of the finding of the first South Georgia Pipit Anthus antarcticus nest, containing five chicks, in an area...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2048-the-final-phase-of-rodent-eradication-on-the-largest-island-tackled-to-date-reaches-halfway-despite-the-weather
  • The end of rats on South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* may be approaching

    baiting the southern part of South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* as Phase 3 of the ambitious plan by the South Georgia Heritage Trust to eradicate rodents over the whole island moves towards completion. Team Rat’s latest report for 14 March is given...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2069-the-end-of-rats-on-south-georgia-islas-georgias-del-sur-may-be-approaching
  • Rodent eradication programme on South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur)* completed two days ago after five years of effort by "Team Rat"

    (Islas Georgias del Sur)* in the South Atlantic, last reported in ACAP Latest News to be 80% completed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust ’s “Team Rat” ( click here ), reached 100% coverage two days ago on Monday the 23rd as reported in Project News...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2077-rats-and-reindeer-are-on-the-way-out-on-south-georgia-islas-georgias-del-sur
  • A third Island Invasives Conference is to be held in Scotland in 2017

    in the Dalhousie Building , University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland over the week 10-14 July 2017, organized by the South Georgia Heritage Trust and the University of Dundee . This conference will follow on from two previous conferences held in Auckland,...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2359-a-third-island-invasives-conference-is-to-be-held-in-scotland-in-2017

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