Comments on this recovery plan closed 27 August 2021. The documents below remain available for reference only.
You are invited to comment on this draft recovery plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) by 27 August 2021.
The Draft National Recovery Plan for albatrosses and petrels was prepared by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and is proposed to made as the national recovery plan under the EPBC Act for the below species:
- Diomedea amsterdamensis (Amsterdam Albatross
- Diomedea antipodensis (Antipodean Albatross)
- Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni (Gibson's Albatross)
- Diomedea dabbenena (Tristan Albatross)
- Diomedea epomophora (Southern Royal Albatross)
- Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)
- Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)
- Macronectes giganteus (Southern Giant Petrel)
- Macronectes halli (Northern Giant Petrel)
- Phoebetria fusca (Sooty Albatross)
- Thalassarche bulleri (Buller's Albatross)
- Thalassarche bulleri platei (Northern Buller's Albatross)
- Thalassarche carteri (Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross)
- Thalassarche cauta (Shy Albatross)
- Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)
- Thalassarche eremita (Chatham Albatross)
- Thalassarche impavida (Campbell Albatross)
- Thalassarche melanophris (Black-browed Albatross)
- Thalassarche salvini (Salvin's Albatross)
- Thalassarche steadi (White-capped Albatross)
This is the third recovery plan for threatened albatross and petrel species and provides a national strategy to guide the activities of government, industry, research organisations, and other stakeholders in the protection, conservation and management of the listed threatened species. The plan outlines the research and management actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of the species so that their chances of long-term survival in nature are maximised. The plan also outlines the major benefits to other albatross and petrel species that are not listed as threatened, but will be affected by the implementation of the plan.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft recovery plan
Send your comments
The public comment period closes 27 August 2021.
If you wish to comment on this draft plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to:
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601
Your views are being sought by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and/or authors of recovery plans for the purpose of informing the Minister for the Environment on the adoption or making of recovery plans under the EPBC Act.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for this purpose. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee, the Minister, state and territory agencies and persons (including contractors) assisting the Minister for the purpose outlined above. Contents of your submission may be included in subsequent publications of recovery plans.