About the recovery plan
This National Recovery Plan for albatrosses and petrels (2022) was made jointly with the Western Australian, Victorian, Tasmanian and Queensland Governments under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The purpose of this plan is to provide for the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline, and support the recovery, of twenty listed species of albatrosses and petrels so that the chances of their long-term survival in nature are maximised. This is the third recovery plan for these species. The objective of the recovery plan is:
To improve the conservation status of albatrosses and petrels so that these species are on a trajectory towards no longer being threatened in Australia's jurisdiction.
The recovery plan includes strategies and overarching actions to be applied within Australia’s jurisdiction that protect albatross and petrel breeding habitats, address threats to the conservation of the species on land and at sea, generate new knowledge to guide recovery, and increase public awareness. The plan will also assist in the implementation of Australia’s international environmental responsibilities, in particular to give effect to obligations under the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels and Convention on Biological Diversity, and including engagement with relevant regional conservation and fisheries organisations and arrangements to advance the conservation of albatrosses and petrels.