Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Wisdom, the World’s oldest and most well-known albatross, loses her egg on Midway Atoll

    ACAP Latest News has regularly reported on Midway Atoll’s Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , the World’s oldest known albatross calculated to be at least 63 years old ( click here ). Wisdom and her partner have bred successfully in...

    https://acap.aq/news/latest-news/2030-wisdom-the-world-s-oldest-and-most-well-known-albatross-loses-her-egg-on-midway-atoll
  • Bryan’s Shearwater is confirmed breeding in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands

    The breeding site of the recently described Bryan’s Shearwater Puffinus bryani has been suspected to be on Japan’s Ogasawara Islands where corpses of birds have been previously found ( click here ). News is now in of the confirmation of breeding by the...

    https://acap.aq/news/latest-news/2081-bryan-s-shearwater-is-confirmed-breeding-in-japan-s-ogasawara-islands
  • Mouse attacks on albatrosses spread to the Northern Hemisphere

    protect and raise their chicks.” Albatross eggs are hatching now in the Northern Hemisphere. It remains to be seen if the Midway mice will switch to attacking chicks during the brood and guard stages, and once they are left on their own, as happens on...

    https://acap.aq/news/latest-news/2412-mouse-attacks-on-albatrosses-spread-to-the-northern-hemisphere
  • Presentations on albatrosses and petrels at the Pacific Seabird Group’s 2016 meeting

    The Pacific Seabird Group held its 43rd Annual Meeting at Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, USA last week. The meeting’s abstract book reveals that a number of presentations dealt with ACAP-listed species - listed below by authors and titles. Subjects covered...

    https://acap.aq/news/latest-news/2419-presentations-on-albatrosses-and-petrels-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-s-2016-meeting
  • Planning commences to eradicate Midway’s albatross-killing House Mice

    ACAP Latest News has previously reported that introduced House Mice Mus musculus have taken to attacking and causing the deaths of incubating Laysan Phoebastria immutabilis and Black-footed P. nigripes Albatrosses on Midway Island in the North Pacific...

    https://acap.aq/news/latest-news/2645-planning-commences-to-eradicate-midway-s-albatross-killing-house-mice
  • Mice attacks on Midway albatrosses are spreading but plans are afoot to eradicate them

    ACAP Latest News has previously reported that introduced House Mice Mus musculus on Sand Island, part of the USA’s Midway Atoll in the North Pacific, had taken to attacking Laysan Phoebastria immutabilis and Black-footed P. nigripes Albatrosses in the...

    https://acap.aq/news/latest-news/2676-mice-attacks-on-midway-albatrosses-are-spreading-but-plans-are-afoot-to-eradicate-them
  • Will House Mice continue their attacks on Midway’s Laysan Albatrosses for a third breeding season – and what can be done about it?

    ACAP Latest News has reported before that introduced House Mice Mus musculus have taken to attacking breeding Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses on USA’s Midway Atoll ( click here ). Mice are the sole rodent and...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/2892-will-house-mice-continue-their-attacks-on-midway-s-laysan-albatrosses-for-a-third-breeding-season-and-what-can-be-done-about-it
  • Draft Environmental Assessment to rid Midway of its albatross-attacking mice by aerial baiting released for comment

    Since 2015 introduced House Mice Mus musculus have been attacking breeding Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes and Laysan P. immutabilis Albatrosses (both globally Near Threatened) on Midway Atoll in the North Pacific, causing widespread injury, nest...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/2985-draft-environmental-assessment-to-rid-midway-of-its-albatross-attacking-mice-released-for-comment
  • End of the atoll’s albatross-attacking mice with an aerial bait drop? The Midway Seabird Protection Project’s Final Environmental Assessment is released

    In 2015 introduced House Mice on the USA's Midway Atoll in the North Pacific were first reported attacking and sometimes killing breeding Laysan Phoebastria immutabilis and Black-footed P. nigripes Albatrosses ( click here ). Since then planning has...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3232-end-of-the-atoll-s-albatross-attacking-mice-with-an-aerial-bait-drop-the-midway-seabird-protection-project-s-final-environmental-assessment-is-released
  • Controlling House Mice on Midway Atoll to protect Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses from attack

    Meg Duhr ( Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Research Complex , Burbank, Washington, USA) and colleagues have published in the proceedings of an international conference on island invasives held in 2017 in Dundee, Scotland on controlling House Mice...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3252-controlling-house-mice-on-midway-atoll-to-protect-black-footed-and-laysan-albatrosses-from-attack
  • Twenty-one islands with breeding colonies of ACAP-listed seabirds rank highly for invasive mammal eradications in a recently published study

    A team of 50 authors from 40 institutions led by Nick Holmes ( Island Conservation , Santa Cruz, California, USA) has published open access in the online journal PLOS ONE on the results of analysing a data set of 1279 islands worldwide whose Endangered...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3263-twenty-one-islands-with-breeding-colonies-of-acap-listed-seabirds-rank-highly-for-invasive-mammal-eradications-in-a-recently-published-study
  • World Albatross Day’s theme for its inaugural year of Eradicating Island Pests receives support from international restoration experts

    The first World Albatross Day is set to be celebrated on 19 June next year. Following discussion, and consideration of the main threats facing albatrosses identified in a recent review in the journal Biological Conservation, the theme of eradicating...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3394-world-albatross-day-s-theme-for-its-inaugural-year-of-eradicating-island-pests-receives-support-from-international-restoration-experts
  • Next year’s eradication of House Mice on Midway Atoll plans to save Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses from attack

    The Midway Seabird Protection Project aims to eradicate introduced House Mice Mus musculus from Sand Island, part of the USA’s Midway Atoll next year. The operation is scheduled to take place over the month of July near the end of the dry season when...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3398-next-year-s-eradication-of-house-mice-on-midway-atoll-plans-to-save-black-footed-and-laysan-albatrosses-from-attack
  • Volunteers required to help rid Midway Atoll of its House Mice that attack Laysan Albatrosses

    The USFWS Pacific Region is seeking volunteers for six months at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge from April to November 2020. Volunteer work includes invasive plant and rodent removal using manual and chemical applications of pesticides, native...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3470-volunteer-to-help-rid-midway-atoll-of-its-house-mice-that-attack-laysan-albatrosses
  • Seasonal greetings and best wishes for 2020 from the ACAP Secretariat

    The ACAP Secretariat extends season’s greetings and its best wishes for an albatross- and petrel-friendly 2020 to all the readers of ACAP Latest News and to the 4790 followers of the Agreement's Facebook page. Next year’s inaugural World Albatross Day...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3478-seasonal-greetings-and-best-wishes-for-2020-from-the-acap-secretariat-the-acap-secretariat-extends-season-s-greetings-and-its-best-wishes-for-an-albatross-and-petrel-friendly-2020-to-all-the-readers-of-acap-latest-news-and-to-the-4790-followers-of-the-agreement-s-facebook-page-next-year-s-inaugural-world-albatross-day-wad2020-on-19-june-with-its-theme-eradicating-island-pests-will-mark-the-attempt
  • Gough Island’s embattled birdlife and World Albatross Day, an albatross researcher speaks

    Over two summers from 2006 to 2008 I lived on Gough Island in the South Atlantic where – among other tasks – I and colleagues set up a long-term study colony of biennially breeding and Critically Endangered Tristan Albatrosses Diomedea dabbenena in a...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3481-gough-island-s-embattled-birdlife-and-world-albatross-day-an-albatross-researcher-speaks
  • Island Conservation will support World Albatross Day by helping eradicate House Mice on Gough and Midway Islands this year

    The mission of the international non-profit organization Island Conservation is to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. It works with local communities, government management agencies and conservation organizations on islands...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3490-island-conservation-will-support-world-albatross-day-by-helping-eradicate-house-mice-on-gough-and-midway-islands-this-year
  • Three photographers donate use of their albatross images to support ACAP and World Albatross Day

    The Albatross and Petrel Agreement keeps on file photographs of its 31 listed species to illustrate articles posted to its website and Facebook page and for use in posters, booklets and other materials that are produced from time to time. The majority...

    https://acap.aq/latest-news/3493-three-photographers-donate-use-of-their-albatross-images-to-support-acap-and-world-albatross-day
  • Introduction to World Albatross Day

    In May 2019 ACAP's Advisory Committee at its most recent meeting held in Brazil declared that a conservation crisis continues to be faced by its 31 listed species, with thousands of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters dying every year as a result of...

    https://acap.aq/world-albatross-day/introduction-to-world-albatross-day
  • World Albatross Day 2020 "Eradicating Island Pests"

    Scalped! Globally Endangered Grey-headed Albatrosses Thalassarche chrysostoma attacked at night by House Mice on Marion Island, photograph by Ben Dilley The first World Albatross Day was celebrated on 19 June 2020. Following discussion, and...

    https://acap.aq/world-albatross-day/wad2020-eradicating-island-pests

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