ACAP species receive coverage at an island invasives conference

An international conference, entitled "island Invasives: Eradication and Management" was held on the Tamaki Campus of the University of Auckland, New Zealand from 8-12 February 2010. The conference was held under the auspices of the World Conservation Union's Invasive Species Specialist Group ( and the University's Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity (

Several papers presented as oral or poster contributions dealt with aspects of ACAP-listed species. A list by author and title is given here to increase awareness. Senior authors should be contacted directly for further information.

Cuthbert, Richard, Louw, H., Visser, P., Rexer-Huber, K., Parker, G. & Ryan, P. The impact of invasive house mice and plans for their eradication at the UK Overseas Territory of Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha. [Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena].

Eijzenga, Heather. Vegetation change following rabbit eradication on Lehua Island, Hawaiian Islands. [Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis].

Poncet, Sally, D. Poncet, L. Poncet, D. Christie and D. Brown. A decade of eradications in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. [White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis]*

Young, Lindsay C, Sato, P., Jeffers-Fabro, A., Swenson, C., Kennedy, P. & Smith, D.G. Lessons learned from gaining political and community support of Hawai'i's first predator-proof fence at Ka'ena Point Natural Area Reserve. [Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis].

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*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 y Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 21 February 2010

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