Alliance for Zero Extinction lists four sites for ACAP species



The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) is a joint initiative of biodiversity conservation organizations from around the world.  It aims to prevent extinctions by identifying and safeguarding key sites, each one of which is the last remaining refuge of one or more Endangered or Critically Endangered species.

 AZE’s goal is to create a front line of defense against extinction by eliminating threats and restoring habitat to allow wildlife populations to rebound.  To date, AZE has identified 595 sites that each represent the last refuge of one or more of the world’s most highly threatened species. 

Four AZE sites support breeding populations of ACAP-listed species, endemic or near-endemic to the identified sites.  They are:


Amsterdam Island (France), Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis (Critically Endangered)

Chatham Islands (New Zealand), Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita (Critically Endangered)

Gough Island (Tristan da Cunha, UK), Tristan Albatross D. dabbenena (Critically Endangered)

Inaccessible Island (Tristan da Cunha, UK) Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata (Vulnerable, previously Critically Endangered)


Click here for ACAP Species Assessments for the above four species.  Information on the species’ threatened status may also be found by searching at


Summary information on the sites listed above may be found by searching at


 John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, posted 12 February 2009

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ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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