Which countries are important for albatrosses?
Despite the fact that he majority of these threatened species are found in the Southern Ocean, all longlining nations have a responsibility to prevent the needless slaughter and death of seabirds.
However, some key nations and territories are especially important as they harbour crucial breeding populations of albatrosses. These include:
United Kingdoms Overseas Territories
Tristan and Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatrosses (both endemic to Tristan-Gough), Grey-headed Albatross (majority of world population at South Georgia), Black-browed Albatross (majority of world population in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas)), Wandering and Light-mantled Albatrosses (South Georgia), Sooty Albatross (Tristan-Gough).
Twelve breeding albatross species, more than any other country: Chatham, Antipodean, Northern Royal, Southern Royal, Campbell, Buller's, Wandering, Grey-headed, Salvin's, Black-browed, Shy and Light-mantled
France's Southern Territories
Amsterdam, Wandering, Grey-headed, Black-browed, Light-mantled, Indian Yellow-nosed and Sooty Albatrosses
Wandering, Grey-headed, Light-mantled, Indian Yellow-nosed and Sooty Albatrosses
Shy, Wandering, Grey-headed, Light-mantled and Black-browed Albatrosses.
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