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Montevideo, December 4th 2023 - 00:40 UTC


  • Wednesday, January 26th 2022 - 09:20 UTC

    Spatial Segregation of Seabirds at South Georgia

    Albatross nesting with chick

    The latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter refers to seabirds, which are amongst the most globally threatened birds, often as a consequence of incidental mortality (bycatch) in fisheries. At South Georgia, wandering albatrosses have declined since the 1970s, and are listed by the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) as one of nine global High-Priority populations for conservation.

  • Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 22:18 UTC

    Seabirds threatened by by-catches, pollutants and climate change, according to BAS research

    Lead author Dr Richard Phillips from BAS says seabirds become hooked on baited hooks, trapped in nets or collide with warp cables, when scavenging for food

    A review of breeding distributions, population trends, threats and key priorities for conservation actions on land and at sea for the 29 species covered by the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) has been published in the journal Biological Conservation. It reveals increased conservation efforts are required in order to secure a sustainable future for albatrosses and large petrels.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2012 - 16:42 UTC

    Falkland Islands black-browed albatross no longer endangered, says ACAP

    The Black-browed albatross has been classified as endangered since 2003 in the IUCN Red List.

    The conservation status of the Falkland Islands Black-browed albatross could be down listed from endangered based on ground and aerial surveys carried out in 2010, ACAP* Coordinator Anton Wolfaardt reported to the Falklands’ Environmental Committee.