Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Children's books and fictional accounts on albatrosses and petrels

    Introduction Section 6 of the Action Plan of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels covers the subject of education and public awareness. Subsection 6.2 calls for Parties to "seek to make local communities and the public in...

    https://www.acap.aq/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1086-childrens-books-on-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Who is the world's oldest albatross? Wisdom is now catching up with the late Grandma! UPDATED

    On 3 January 2010 the world's oldest known Laysan Albatross Phoebetria immutabilis , a banded female named "Wisdom", was sighted for the first time this breeding season on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Reserve in the USA's North-western Hawaiian...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/562-who-is-the-worlds-oldest-albatross-wisdom-is-now-catching-up-with-the-late-grandma
  • Wisdom catches up with Grandma! A 60-year-old Laysan Albatross rears its chick on Midway Atoll UPDATED

    "Wisdom" is the name given to a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis banded as a breeding adult while it was incubating an egg on USA's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge by Chandler Robbins of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in December...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/929-wisdom-catches-up-with-grandma-a-60-year-old-laysan-albatross-rears-its-chick-on-midway-atoll
  • SECOND UPDATE: Hawaii's Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses suffered heavy losses in last week's tsunami

    LATEST INFORMATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS **16 March: For more information and photographs on the effects of the tsunami on the albatrosses of Midway Atoll click here and visit Pete Leary's blog Pete at Midway . **18 March: Visit...

    https://www.acap.aq/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
  • Tsunami death toll for Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses on Midway Atoll increases to over a hundred thousand birds

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials have now revised markedly upwards their earlier estimates ( click here ) of wildlife losses at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , Papahânaumokuâkea Marine National Monument , following the tsunami that washed...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/941-tsunami-death-toll-for-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-on-midway-atoll-increases-to-over-a-hundred-thousand-birds
  • More good news. Wisdom, Midway's 60-year-old Laysan Albatross survives the tsunami

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on 21 March that "Wisdom" the 60-year-old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , has returned to feed its chick on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, thus surviving the tsunami that has killed so...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/944-more-good-news-wisdom-midways-60-year-old-laysan-albatross-survives-the-tsunami
  • **UPDATE** Pacific Seabird Group Conference in Hawaii in February 2012 calls for abstracts

    "We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation on seabird biology, foraging ecology, energetics, physiology, population biology, systematics, genetics, conservation biology, fishery interactions, restoration ecology, or any...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1004-opportunities-to-see-albatrosses-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-conference-in-hawaii-in-february-2012
  • Wisdom, the World's oldest known albatross, is back on Midway with a new egg - and joins the electronic age

    'Wisdom' (Red Z333), the now 61-year old female Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , is back on the USA's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , incubating an egg in her normal location behind Bravo Barracks on Sand Island. She was sighted and...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/803-wisdom-the-worlds-oldest-known-albatross-is-back-on-midway-with-a-new-egg-and-joins-the-electronic-age
  • The wise mōlī soars in the calm: more poetry in the service of albatross and petrel conservation

    Regular visitors to ACAP Latest News will have noticed from this year an irregular series of postings that deal with poetry that has an albatross or a petrel theme. Aside from the intrinsic interest of the verses the series has the serious aim of...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/805-the-wise-ml-soars-in-the-calm-more-poetry-in-the-service-of-albatross-and-petrel-conservation
  • Artists for Conservation: Wisdom the 61-year-old Laysan Albatross gets her portrait painted for a forthcoming children's book

    Education and increasing awareness is one of the basic aims of the Albatross and Petrel Agreement. Section 6 of ACAP's Action Plan calls for Parties to "seek to make local communities and the public in general more aware of the status of albatrosses...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/819-artists-for-conservation-wisdom-the-61-year-old-laysan-albatross-gets-her-portrait-painted-for-a-forthcoming-childrens-book
  • The Volvo Ocean Race and Wisdom the 61-year old Laysan Albatross get together to publicise pollution at sea

    The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 is a round-the-World yacht race now underway. The race is running a Keep the Ocean's Clean! Campaign to address the issue of marine pollution. The campaign aims to "help raise awareness of the increasing volume of...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/828-the-volvo-ocean-race-and-wisdom-the-61-year-old-laysan-albatross-get-together-to-publicise-pollution-at-sea
  • A South Atlantic Grey-headed Albatross banded by pioneer researcher Lance Tickell gets to see its second half century

    It is not only Wisdom (a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis still breeding on Midway Atoll at the estimated age of 62) and the late Grandma (a Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi who bred for many years at Taiaroa Head in New Zealand and...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1292-a-south-atlantic-grey-headed-albatross-banded-by-pioneer-researcher-lance-tickell-gets-to-see-its-second-half-century
  • More elderly albatrosses– this time from New Zealand

    It is clear that some individual albatrosses can live for many decades. Previous news items on this web site have highlighted two “60-plussers”, Wisdom the Laysan Albatross Phoebetria immutabilis (still with us) and the late Grandma, a Northern Royal...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1296-more-elderly-albatrosses-this-time-from-new-zealand
  • Birds of a feather: differences in moult strategy among two Black-browed Albatross populations

    Paulo Catry (Eco-Ethology Research Unit, ISPA , Lisbon, Portugal) and colleagues have published on-line in the journal Polar Biology on moult of the ACAP-listed Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris . The paper’s abstract follows: “Moult...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1317-birds-of-a-feather-differences-in-moult-strategy-among-two-black-browed-albatross-populations
  • Wisdom, the sexaganerian Laysan Albatross and her mate are back incubating on Midway Atoll once more

    Wisdom the famous Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis of Midway Atoll in the North Pacific laid her latest egg on 29 November 2013 - exactly a year and one day since she laid her egg in 2012. Wisdom is thought to be the oldest banded wild bird in...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1589-wisdom-the-sexagenarian-laysan-albatross-and-her-mate-are-back-incubating-on-midway-atoll-once-more
  • Wisdom, 63-year-old Laysan Albatross, hatches her latest egg

    Wisdom the famous 63-year-old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis of the Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge has successfully hatched her egg on 4 February ( click here ). “As the world’s oldest known bird in the wild, Wisdom is an iconic symbol of...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1659-wisdom-63-year-old-laysan-albatross-hatches-her-latest-egg
  • Sixty-something Wisdom the Laysan Albatross returns to Midway for yet another breeding season

    Wisdom , the World’s oldest-known Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , now considered to be at least 64 years old and first banded as an adult in 1956, was sighted preening her mate (band number G000) on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge on...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1955-sixty-something-wisdom-the-laysan-albatross-returns-to-midway-for-yet-another-breeding-season
  • Twenty-seven-year-old Northern Royal Albatross pair at Taiaroa Head incubates its 10th egg

    ‘Green Blue Red’ and ‘Yellow Blue Orange’ are currently the oldest Northern Royal Albatrosses Diomedea sanfordi on view from the observatory at the Royal Albatross Centre on Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, New Zealand ( click here ). The paired birds have...

    https://www.acap.aq/news/latest-news/1964-twenty-seven-year-old-northern-royal-albatross-pair-at-taiaroa-head-incubates-its-10th-egg

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