Radio New Zealand National discusses albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters with field researchers

Radio New Zealand National discusses albatrosses and petrels with researchers in the field in its series Birds on Our Changing World (click here).

Listen to a radio interview explaining research being conducted on a declining population of Antipodean (Gibson’s) Albatrosses Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni on Adams Island in New Zealand’s Auckland Islands (click here).

Antipodean Albatrosses on Adams Island, photograph by Colin O'Donnell

Others taxa covered in interviews lasting from 12 to 26 minutes include the rediscovery of the Magenta Petrel or Taiko Pterodroma magentae, Chatham Petrels P. axillaris, wrecks of prions Pachyptila spp., fishing-related mortality of White-capped Albatrosses Thalassarche steadi, Southern Royal Albatrosses D. epomophora on Campbell Island, Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus on Mana Island, fortunes of a translocated Fluttering Shearwater P. gavia colony on Matiu-Somes Island in Wellington Harbour and on Great-winged (Grey-faced) Petrels P. macroptera gouldi threatened by rodents on Goat Island.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 25 December 2013

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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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