Conservation plans and Red Data Books

Attaining an improved conservation status for those species of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters listed within the Agreement is its main aim and its reason for existence.  A common way that such efforts are directed is by way of the production of a species (or species group) document, often called an action plan, but also referred to variously as conservation, management or recovery plans.

Allied to such plans are those designed to aid in habitat recovery and in eradication or control of invasive biota (feasibility studies, operational plans, etc.) at breeding sites of threatened species, as well as threat-abatement plans and national (and regional) Red Data Books and their equivalents. For international Red Data listings click here.

A list of relevant conservation plans known to have been produced by or for ACAP Parties follows.

For National Plans of Action - Seabirds produced following FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) guidelines and aimed at reducing at-sea mortality from fisheries click here .  

For management plans for breeding localities (usually for islands or island groups) click hereand for surrounding Marine Protected Areas click here.

Note only the most recent versions of plans are listed - earlier versions that have been superseded exist in some cases. Where draft plans are publicly available on web sites they are also listed, but readers should always consult and refer to the final versions once they become available.

ARGENTINA

Rabuffetti, Fabian, Hollweck, Dieter, Di Giacomo, Adrian, Cocionier, Eugenio, & De Francesco, Virginia 2006. Aves Marinas Globalmente Amenezades de la Argentina. Buenos Aires: Aves Argentina/BirdLife International. 58 pp.

AUSTRALIA

[Australian Antarctic Division] 2006. Threat Abatement Plan for the Incidental Catch (or Bycatch) of Seabirds during Oceanic Longline Fishing Operations. Kingston: Australian Antarctic Division. 30 pp.

Environment Australia 2001. Recovery Plan for Albatrosses and Giant-petrels. [Canberra]: Environment Australia. 154 pp.

 Garnett, Stephen T., Szabo, Judit K. & Dutson, Guy 2011.  The Action Plan for Australian Birds. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.  442 pp.  ISBN 9780643103689.  www.publish.csiro.au.

Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts 2009.  Threat abatement plan to reduce the impacts of exotic rodents on biodiversity on Australian offshore islands of less than 100 000 hectares 24 pp. & Background document for the threat abatement plan to reduce the impacts of exotic rodents on biodiversity on Australian offshore islands of less than 100 000 hectares. 36 pp. [Canberra]: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

[Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts] 2008. Draft threat abatement plan for the impacts of marine debris on vertebrate marine life. 12 pp. & Background paper for the draft threat abatement plan for the impacts of marine debris on vertebrate marine life. 44 pp. [Canberra]: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

[Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts] 2008. Draft threat abatement plan for Competition and land degradation by feral rabbits. 25 pp. & Background document for the draft threat abatement plan for Competition and land degradation by feral rabbits. 43 pp. [Canberra]: Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

Parks and Wildlife Service 2008. Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Plan. Part A Overview March 2007. Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage & the Arts, Tasmania: Hobart.

[Parks and Wildlife Service & Biodiversity Conservation Branch] 2007. Plan for the Eradication of Rabbits and Rodents on Subantarctic Macquarie Island. [Hobart]: Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment & Biodiversity Conservation Branch, Department of Primary Industries and Water. 30 pp.

BRAZIL

Ministério do Meio Ambiente 2003. Lista Nacional das Espécies da Fauna Brasileira Ameaçadas de Extinçã.

ECUADOR

Ministerio Del Ambiente Ecuador & Parque Nacional Galápagos 2006. Plan de Manejo Parque Nacional Galápagos: un Pacto por la Conservación y Desarrollo Sustenable del Archipiélago. Parque Nacional Galapagos. 348 pp.

ECUADOR & PERU

Ecuador - Peru - ACAP Advisory Committee 2008. Plan of Action for the Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata). ACAP AC4 Doc. 59 rev. 4. 30 pp.

FRANCE

Delord, K., Micol, T. & Marteau, C. (Compilers). 2011. National Plan of Actions for the Amsterdam albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis 2011-2015.  81 pp. http://www.taaf.fr/IMG/pdf/pna-aa-engweb.pdf

NEW ZEALAND

[Department of Conservation] 2001.Recovery Plan for Albatrosses in the Chatham Islands. Chatham Island Mollymawk, Northern Royal Albatross, Pacific Mollymawk 2001-2011. Threatened Species Recovery Plan No. 42. 23 pp. In: Aikman, Hilary, Davis, Alison, Miskelly, Colin, O'Connor, Shaun & Taylor, Graeme 2001. Chatham Islands Threatened Birds Recovery and Management Plans. Wellington: Department of Conservation.  ISBN 0-478-22064-2.

Taylor, Graeme A. 2000. Action Plan for Seabird Conservation in New Zealand. Part A: Threatened Seabirds. Threatened Species Occasional Publication No. 16. Wellington: Department of Conservation. 233 pp. ISBN 0-478-21921-5.

SOUTH AFRICA

Taylor, Martin R., Peacock, Fransie & Wanless, Ross, M. (Eds) 2015.  The 2015 Eskom Red Data Book of Birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.  Johannesburg: BirdLife South Africa. 464 pp. ISBN 978-0-620-68259-6.

 SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (ISLAS GEORGIAS DEL SUR E ISLAS SANDWICH DEL SUR)*

Christie, Darren 2010.  Reindeer on South Georgia, Literature Review and Discussion of Management Options.  [Stanley, Falkland Islands: Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands].  104 pp. 

Poncet, S., McFadden, I. & Cox, A. 2002. Rat Eradication South Georgia: an assessment of the feasibility of eradicating Norway Rats 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 2012.  60 pp. [+ allied documents]

Wolfaardt, Anton & Christie, Darren 2010.  Guidelines for the Implementation of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) at South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.  November 2010.  Stanley, Falkland Islands: Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.  51 pp.

SPAIN

BirdLife International 2002.  Action Plan for the Balearic Shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) in Europe.  Strasbourg: Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats. T-PVS/Inf (2002) 6. 15 pp.

Consejería De Medio Ambiente 2004. Decreto 65/2004, de 2 de julio, por el cual se aprueba el Plan de Recuperación de la Pardela balear, Puffinus spss, en las Illes Balears. Anexo. Plan de Recuperación de la Pardela balear Puffinus spss en las Illes Balears. Boletín Oficial de las Islas Baleares No. 97: 79-80.

Grupo De Trabajo de la Pardela Balear 2005. Estrategia para la Conservación de la Pardela Balear (Puffinus mauretanicus) en España. Comisión Nacional de Protección de la Naturaleza. 14 pp.

UNITED KINGDOM

Brown, Derek 2007. A Feasibility Study for the Eradication of Rodents from Tristan da Cunha. Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. 36 pp.

Brown, Derek 2007. Preliminary Operational Plan for the Eradication of Rodents from Tristan da Cunha. Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. 115 pp.

Parkes, J. 2008. A Feasibility Study for the Eradication of House Mice from Gough Island. RSPB Research Report No. 34. Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. 51 pp. ISBN 978-1-905601-17-2.

Torr, N., Golding, C. & Cuthbert, R.[J.] 2010. Preliminary Operational Plan for Eradicating House Mice from Gough Island. Version 1.0. Sandy: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. 73 pp.

Tristan Island Government 2006. Tristan da Cunha Biodiversity Action Plan (2006-2010). [Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha: Government of Tristan da Cunha]. 53 pp. + nine annexes.

Wolfaardt, A.C, Glass, J. & Glass, T. 2009.  Tristan da Cunha Implementation Plan for the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP): Review of Current Work and a Prioritised Work Programme for the Future.  Edinburgh, Tristan da Cunha: Tristan da Cunha Government. 46 pp.

*A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur e Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.

Last updated 21 May 2016