Atlas of important bird areas in the antartic

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Atlas of important bird areas in the antartic

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5 augustus 2015

BirdLife International, the international Society for the Protection of Birds, has published an important new book. BirdLife makes catalogs of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in all parts of the world, in order to provide policy makers with valuable standardized information. Following years of effort, a complete atlas of Antarctic IBA’s has been compiled, to which also IMARES has contributed. Background of IMARES contributions is mainly the research that we have done earlier on Ardery Island, studying the southern hemisphere fulmarine petrels (See photos).

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Aerial photograph of Ardery Island (66°S-110°E), home of four species of breeding fulmarine petrels, and past study area of IMARES in association with the Australian Antarctic Division.
Aerial photograph of Ardery Island (66°S-110°E), home of four species of breeding fulmarine petrels, and past study area of IMARES in association with the Australian Antarctic Division.
Antarctic Petrels (Thalassoica antarctica) are early breeders on the Antarctic continent and often have to dig through a lot of snow before the nest site on the rocks can be found.
Antarctic Petrels (Thalassoica antarctica) are early breeders on the Antarctic continent and often have to dig through a lot of snow before the nest site on the rocks can be found.
Cape Petrels (Daption capense) mainly breed on the Antarctic Peninsula and subantarctic islands, but smaller numbers also occur far south
Cape Petrels (Daption capense) mainly breed on the Antarctic Peninsula and subantarctic islands, but smaller numbers also occur far south