Albatross breeding sites

WHS which include the breeding site of a species of Albatross.

IUCN recognises 22 species of Albatross (Alternative definitions range between 14 and 24) of 4 Genera (Great, N Pacific, Sooty and Mollymawk). 20 are listed in Wiki as breeding within a WHS using its definition of "species" - )

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
French Austral Lands and Seas "Eight species of albatross, of which six are considered globally threatened,... breed in the nominated property", including the Amsterdam Albatross
Galapagos Islands Espanola (Hood Island) - Galapagos (or Waved)
Gough and Inaccessible Islands Gough - Tristan, Atlantic yellow-nosed, Sooty Inaccessible - Tristan, Atlantic yellow-nosed
Heard and McDonald Islands Wandering, Black-browed, Light-mantled
Macquarie Island Wandering, Black-browed, Grey-headed, Light-mantled
Papahanaumokuakea Midway and Laysan Islands - Laysan, Black-footed
Sub-Antarctic Islands Antipodes Islands - Antipodean (race antipodensis), Shy (race steadi - alternatively considered the "White Capped" species), Black-browed, Light-mantled Auckland Islands - Gibson's, Southern royal (Enderby only), Northern royal (Enderby only), Shy (race steadi), Light-mantled Bounty Islands - Salvin's Campbell - Antipodean (race antipodensis), Southern royal, Black-browed, Campbell, Grey-headed, Light-mantled, Sooty Snares - Salvin's, Black-browed, Buller's


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source