A number of reports relating to aspects of the conservation and biology of ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels have been tabled at the May and June meetings of the Conservation Services Programme’s Technical Working Group of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation.  Albatrosses  covered include Antipodean Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni, Northern Royal D. sanfordi, Buller's Thalassarche bulleri and White-capped T. steadi, along with the Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli.

The reports are listed by authors and titles below.  Click here to access their full texts.

 

Northern Giant Petrel chick on Diappointment Island, photograph by Graham Parker

References:

Baker, G.B. & Jensz, K. 2017.  White-capped Albatross Aerial Photographic Survey, January 2017 Milestone 2 Report.  Report prepared for Department of Conservation Contract 4687-2C.  [Kettering]: Latitude 42 Environmental Consultants.  4 pp.

Baker, G.B., Jensz, K., Elliott, G. & Walker, K. 2017.  Aerial Survey for Gibson’s Albatross on Adams Island, 2016.  Final Report prepared for New Zealand Department of Conservation.  [Kettering]: Latitude 42 Environmental Consultants.  12 pp.

Baker, G.B., Jensz, K., Bell, M., Fretwell, P.T. & Phillips, R.A.  2017.  Seabird Population Research, Chatham Islands 2016/17 aerial photographic Survey Draft Final Report.  Report prepared for Department of Conservation Contract 4686-2.  [Kettering]: Latitude 42 Environmental Consultants.  16 pp.

Bell, E. & Bell, M. [2017].  INT 2016/02 Identification of Seabirds Captured in New Zealand Fisheries Quarterly Report: 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2016.  Blenheim: Wildlife Management International.  14 pp.

Goad, D. 2017.  Tori Line Designs for Small Longline Vessels Draft Final Report.  [Papamoa]: Vita Maris.  19 pp.

Parker, G.C., Sagar, P., Thompson, D. &Rexer‐Huber, K. 2016.  The Establishment of a Marked Population of White‐Capped Albatross to allow  Estimation of Adult Survival & other Demographic Parameters, Disappointment  Island,  Auckland Islands. Department of Conservation, Conservation Services Programme, Contract 4687‐2A.  Dunedin: Parker Conservation.  14 pp.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 16 June 2017