Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP Conservation Guidelines

pdf Biosecurity guidelines

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ACAP_Biosecurity_guidelines_EN1.1.pdf

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidelines on biosecurity management for breeding sites of ACAP species, and to provide a selected bibliography and list of online resources. These guidelines should not be considered a substitute for obtaining appropriate and detailed advice from biosecurity experts.  September 2012.

Tissue sampling guidelines following disease outbreak - External online resources

Unusual animal mortalities, although rare, have been observed amongst Antarctic wildlife. It is always possible that such phenomena are caused by disease introduced or spread by humans. The Australian Antarctic Division has developed an Unusual Animal Mortality Response Plan [PDF] to provide guidance on what to do if sick or dead animals are discovered in unusually high numbers or with signs that suggest disease.

pdf Census guidelines

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ACAP Census methodology guidelines 1.2_e.pdf

The purpose of this paper is to consider the available methods and provide guidelines to assist with the development and implementation of plans to census ACAP species. These guidelines cover both surface-nesting and burrow-nesting ACAP species. The paper should not be considered a substitute for obtaining appropriate and detailed advice from appropriate experts.  Prepared January 2013, updated May 2016.

pdf Eradication guidelines

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ACAP_Eradication_guidelines_EN1.1.pdf

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidelines to assist with the development of plans for the eradication of introduced vertebrates from breeding sites of ACAP species. These relate mainly to islands, but many of the same principles will apply to mainland sites. The paper should not be considered as a substitute for obtaining appropriate and detailed advice from eradication experts.  October 2009.

A modified version of these guidelines has been published as an article in Emu:

Phillips, R.A. 2010. Eradications of invasive mammals from islands: why, where, how and what next? Emu 110: i-vii.

pdf Field collection protocols for DNA dietary analysis of seabird scats

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ACAP DNA dietary analysis guidelines_e.pdf

December 2016.

pdf Guidelines for designing burrowing petrel surveys

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ACAP burrowing petrel surveys guidelines_1.0_e1.pdf

Guidelines for designing burrowing petrel surveys to improve population estimate precision.  March 2016.  By Graham C. Parker and Kalinka Rexer-Huber.

pdf Hook removal from seabirds guide A3

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ACAP_Hook_Removal_Guide_A3_WEB.pdf

Dealing with a hooked seabird onboard.  January 2014

pdf Hook removal from seabirds guide A4

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ACAP_Hook_Removal_Guide_A4_WEB.pdf

Dealing with a hooked seabird onboard.  January 2014

pdf The justification, design and implementation of Ecological Risk Assessments of the effects of fishing on seabirds

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Small_et_al_2013_Marine_Policy__ERAs.pdf

Small et al. 2013 - first published in Marine Policy and re-published here with permission. 

pdf Translocation Guidelines

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ACAP translocation guidelines 1.0_e.pdf

Guidelines for translocations of albatrosses and petrels.  March 2015.