Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
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  • Gough Island’s “Killer Mice” have reduced the island’s burrowing petrel population, including of ACAP-listed Grey Petrels

    Richard Cuthbert ( Royal Society for the Protection of Birds , UK) and colleagues have written in the journal Bird Conservation International on the plight of a suite of burrowing petrels on Gough Island in the South Atlantic thought due to the...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1348-gough-island-s-killer-mice-have-reduced-the-island-s-burrowing-petrel-population-including-of-acap-listed-grey-petrels
  • Annual expedition leaves for Gough Island tomorrow to undertake a mouse-eradication bait trial

    The annual relief of the South African weather station on Gough Island in the South Atlantic starts tomorrow with the Antarctic research and supply ship the m.v. S.A. Agulhas II departing Cape Town on Thursday the 5th. Gough forms part of the United...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1494-annual-expedition-leaves-for-gough-island-tomorrow-to-undertake-a-mouse-eradication-bait-trial
  • A mouse eradication trial gets underway on Gough Island, home of the Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross

    Another essential step has been taken in the progress towards eradication of the alien House Mouse Mus musculus on Gough Island, home of the Critically Endangered and ACAP-listed Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena . This morning a Bell 212 helicopter...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1504-a-mouse-eradication-trial-gets-underway-on-gough-island-home-of-the-critically-endangered-tristan-albatross
  • Mouse attack! A Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross receives a severe head wound

    The fatal attacks by introduced House Mice Mus musculus on chicks of near-endemic and Critically Endangered Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena on World Heritage Gough Island must surely now be well known ( click here ). Each year researchers on the...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1523-mouse-attack-a-critically-endangered-tristan-albatross-receives-a-severe-head-wound
  • An overlooked biosecurity concern: moving rodents between seabird islands by back-loading

    John Cooper ( Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology , Stellenbosch University) and colleagues write in Aliens the Invasive Species Bulletin (Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group ) on the risks of inadvertently moving rodents...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1549-an-overlooked-biosecurity-concern-moving-rodents-between-seabird-islands-by-back-loading
  • Eradication of alien mice on Antipodes Island now scheduled for 2015

    Planning for the eradication of introduced House Mice Mus musculus on New Zealand’s Antipodes Island is now underway with the Department of Conservation ( DOC ) recently appointing a Project Manager to run the exercise ( click here ). It is aimed to...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1591-eradication-of-alien-mice-on-antipodes-island-now-scheduled-for-2015
  • Progress with ridding New Zealand’s Antipodes Island of its alien House Mice

    Following the success of the Million Dollar Mouse Campaign in raising funds to support the costs of ridding New Zealand’s Antipodes Island of its introduced House Mice Mus musculus ( click here ) a Department of Conservation ( DOC ) expedition is...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1814-progress-with-ridding-new-zealand-s-antipodes-island-of-its-alien-house-mice
  • Albatross, cat, mouse and rat: adversaries on invaded islands all get their stories told in Reaktion Books’ Animal Series

    The Animal series by Reaktion Books is described as the “first of its kind to explore the historical significance and impact on humans of a wide range of animals, each book in the series takes a different animal and examines its role in history around...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1938-albatross-cat-mouse-and-rat-adversaries-on-invaded-islands-all-get-their-stories-told-in-reaktion-books-animal-series
  • Mouse predation on Tristan Albatrosses on Gough Island is getting worse

    Delia Davies ( Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology , DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, South Africa) and colleagues have published in the on-line and open-access journal Avian Conservation and Ecology on attacks by...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2124-mouse-predation-on-tristan-albatrosses-on-gough-island-is-getting-worse-2
  • Employment opportunity to help develop a mouse eradication project for Gough Island

    It is now well known that ACAP-listed albatrosses as well as burrowing petrels face fatal attacks on their chicks by House Mice Mus musculus on Gough Island in the South Atlantic, including on the Critically Endangered and near island-endemic Tristan...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2263-the-start-of-the-end-for-gough-s-killer-mice-an-employment-opportunity-to-help-develop-an-eradication-project-as-a-restoration-programme-operational-advisor
  • Mouse attacks on albatrosses and petrels on Gough Island: view the videos!

    Ben Dilley ( Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology , DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa) has filmed introduced House Mice Mus musculus attacking chicks of the Critically Endangered Tristan...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2330-mouse-attacks-on-albatrosses-and-petrels-on-gough-island-view-the-videos
  • Of streaks and searches and using ACAP Latest News as a research tool

    All things must pass: the 54-month streak comes to an end In the 10 years since 2006 when the Agreement’s website went live, its news section, known as ACAP Latest News , has published a total of 2376 short articles. From June 2011 daily news items...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2377-of-streaks-and-searches-and-using-acap-latest-news-as-a-research-tool
  • Mouse attacks on albatrosses spread to the Northern Hemisphere

    ACAP Latest News has regularly reported on the parlous state of Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena on Gough Island in the South Atlantic whose downy chicks are attacked and killed by introduced House Mice Mus musculus every year, leading to a low...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2412-mouse-attacks-on-albatrosses-spread-to-the-northern-hemisphere
  • Gough Island’s House Mice have grown large preying upon albatross and petrel chicks

    Richard Cuthbert ( RSPB Centre for Conservation Science , Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK ) and colleagues are publishing early this year in the Journal of Mammalogy o n aspects of the biology of the House Mice Mus musculus of...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2435-gough-island-s-house-mice-have-grown-large-preying-upon-albatross-and-petrel-chicks
  • The Gough Island Restoration Programme makes a fund-raising call to eradicate killer mice in 2019

    Regular readers of ACAP Latest News over the last five years will be well aware of the devastation that long-introduced House Mice Mus musculus are causing to the birds of Gough Island , including to its near-endemic and Critically Endangered Tristan...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2505-the-gough-island-restoration-programme-makes-a-fund-raising-call-to-eradicate-killer-mice-in-2019
  • The World Heritage Committee calls for UK Government funding to eradicate Gough Island’s “killer” House Mice

    At its 40th Session held in Istanbul, Turkey this month the Committee of the World Heritage Convention considered the plight of Gough Island (part of a World Heritage Site ) and its seabirds, including the Critically Endangered and ACAP-listed Tristan...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2538-the-world-heritage-committee-calls-for-uk-government-funding-to-eradicate-gough-island-s-killer-house-mice
  • Gough Island mouse-eradication inspection complete, now to raise the funds…

    The Operations Advisor for the Gough Island Restoration Programme , New Zealander Keith Springer, returned from a visit to Gough Island earlier this month when ACAP Latest News met up with him in a Cape Town Korean restaurant. Keith has reported on his...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2606-gough-island-mouse-eradication-inspection-complete-now-to-raise-the-funds
  • Saving Tristan Albatrosses from mice in 2019: the UK Government has committed £1.75 million to support the Gough Island Restoration Programme

    The UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ( RSPB ) is working towards the eradication of “killer” House Mice Mus musculus on Gough Island, where they have been reducing breeding success of near-endemic and Critically Endangered Tristan...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/2682-saving-albatrosses-from-mice-in-2019-the-uk-government-has-committed-1-75-million-to-support-the-gough-island-restoration-programme
  • Tristan Albatross to be saved from extinction? Eradication of Gough Island’s “killer” mice is to go ahead in 2019

    The United Kingdom’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ( RSPB ) announced last week that the long-awaited attempt to eradicate introduced House Mice Mus musculus on Gough Island in the South Atlantic is set to take place in 2019 ( click here )....

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/2861-tristan-albatross-to-be-saved-from-extinction-eradication-of-gough-island-s-killer-mice-is-to-go-ahead-in-2019
  • Tristan Albatrosses on Gough Island get counted, one year before mouse eradication

    The Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena is a globally Critical Endangered species that is at risk of extinction due to the combined effects of longline mortality and chick mortality leading to low breeding success on Gough Island , its main breeding...

    https://www.acap.aq/latest-news/2962-tristan-albatrosses-on-gough-island-get-counted-one-year-before-mouse-eradication

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