A review of threats to albatross conservation management and the creation of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Wildlife managers have a difficult task in linking science to effective conservation and management outcomes. Albatross conservation provides an example where these difficulties have been ameliorated through the effective use of a legally binding multilateral agreement, the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. This review covers some of the threats faced by albatrosses, including historical and traditional harvest, introduced mammals, fisheries-related mortality and disease. The creation of ACAP is covered in some detail, with a brief overview of how the Agreement works, and the role of an NGO, Birdlife International, in the conservation of albatrosses. The review concludes with some discussion of future challenges for ACAP.
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