Australia publishes on the state of its island birds for 2010

"Since 2003 Birds Australia has produced an annual State of Australia's Birds (SOAB) report.  The reports collate and disseminate information on trends in bird populations to inform Australians of the status of their birds and help bring about improved understanding and better management of the land for birds and other biota.  They also provide feedback to the dedicated thousands who volunteer their time and skills to monitor birds."

The 2010 SOAB report deals with Australia's many islands.  The following sections of the 2010 report discuss some of the islands which support ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels or potential candidate shearwater species:

Status and conservation of the seabirds of Heard Island by Eric Woehler.

Bird conservation, tourism and the value of monitoring: the case of Rottnest Island by Denis Saunders

Eradicating invasive species by Andrew Burbidge.

Island restoration: a case study of sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island by Keith Springer.

Restoring balance on Lord Howe Island: a jewel in the Pacific by David Priddel & Ian Hutton.


Kirkwood, J. & O'Connor, J. (Compilers) 2010.  The state of Australia's birds 2010 islands and birds.  Wingspan 20(4): Supplement.  51 pp.

See also

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 11 December 2010

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

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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