Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels

Type Article
Date 2021-03
Language English
Author(s) Beal MartinORCID1, 2, Dias Maria P.ORCID1, 2, Phillips Richard A.ORCID3, Oppel SteffenORCID4, Hazin Carolina2, Pearmain Elizabeth J.ORCID2, Adams JoshORCID5, Anderson David J.ORCID6, Antolos MichelleORCID7, Arata Javier A.ORCID8, Arcos José Manuel9, Arnould John P. Y.ORCID10, Awkerman JillORCID11, Bell ElizabethORCID12, Bell Mike12, Carey Mark13, Carle RyanORCID14, Clay Thomas A.ORCID15, Cleeland JaimieORCID16, Colodro ValentinaORCID14, Conners MelindaORCID17, Cruz-Flores MartaORCID18, Cuthbert Richard19, Delord KarineORCID20, Deppe Lorna21, Dilley Ben J.16, Dinis HerculanoORCID22, Elliott Graeme23, de Felipe FernandaORCID18, Felis JonathanORCID5, Forero Manuela G.ORCID24, Freeman AmandaORCID25, Fukuda Akira26, González-Solís JacobORCID18, Granadeiro José PedroORCID27, Hedd April28, Hodum PeterORCID14, 29, Igual José ManuelORCID30, Jaeger Audrey31, Landers Todd J.ORCID32, 33, 34, Le Corre MathieuORCID31, Makhado Azwianewi16, 35, Metzger Benjamin36, Militão TeresaORCID18, Montevecchi William A.37, Morera-Pujol VirginiaORCID18, Navarro-Herrero LeiaORCID18, Nel Deon38, Nicholls David39, Oro DanielORCID40, Ouni RidhaORCID41, Ozaki KiyoakiORCID42, Quintana FlavioORCID43, Ramos RaülORCID18, Reid Tim44, Reyes-González José ManuelORCID18, Robertson ChristopherORCID45, Robertson Graham46, Romdhane Mohamed SalahORCID47, Ryan Peter G.ORCID16, Sagar PaulORCID48, Sato FumioORCID42, Schoombie StefanORCID16, Scofield R. PaulORCID49, Shaffer Scott A.50, Shah Nirmal JivanORCID51, Stevens Kim L.16, Surman Christopher52, Suryan Robert M.ORCID53, Takahashi AkinoriORCID54, Tatayah VikashORCID55, Taylor Graeme56, Thompson David R.ORCID57, Torres LeighORCID58, Walker Kath23, Wanless RossORCID16, 59, Waugh Susan M.ORCID60, Weimerskirch HenriORCID20, Yamamoto TakashiORCID61, Zajkova ZuzanaORCID18, Zango LauraORCID18, Catry PauloORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : MARE—Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ISPA—Instituto Universitário, Lisboa, Portugal.
2 : BirdLife International, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK.
3 : British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK.
4 : RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK.
5 : U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Santa Cruz Field Station, 2885 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA.
6 : Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 27109, USA.
7 : Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, 104 Nash Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA.
8 : Independent researcher, 204-100 Coe Hill Dr, Toronto, ON M6S 3E1, Canada.
9 : SEO/BirdLife, Marine Programme, C/Murcia 2-8, local 13, 08026 Barcelona, Spain.
10 : School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia.
11 : Gulf Ecology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561, USA.
12 : Wildlife Management International Limited, P.O. Box 607, Blenheim 7240, New Zealand.
13 : Department of Environmental Management and Ecology, La Trobe University Albury–Wodonga Campus, Wodonga, VIC 3689, Australia.
14 : Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, Yerbas Buenas 498, Valparaíso, Chile.
15 : School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
16 : FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, DST-NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa.
17 : Department of Ocean Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA.
18 : Institut de Recerca de la Biodiversitat (IRBio) and Department de Biologia Evolutiva, Ecologia i Ciències Ambientals (BEECA), Universitat de Barcelona, Av Diagonal 643, Barcelona 08028, Spain.
19 : World Land Trust, Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8AB, UK.
20 : Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, CNRS La Rochelle Université, 79360 Villiers en Bois, France.
21 : The Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust, 100 Watsons Road, Blenheim 7273, New Zealand.
22 : Associação Projecto Vitó, São Filipe, Fogo, Cabo Verde.
23 : Department of Conservation, Private Bag 5, Nelson, New Zealand.
24 : Department of Conservation Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (EBD-CSIC), Avenida de Américo Vespucio, 26 Isla de la Cartuja 41092, Sevilla, Spain.
25 : Nature North, P.O. Box 1536, Atherton, QLD 4883, Australia.
26 : Shizuoka University, Johoku 3-5-1, Hamamatsu, Japan.
27 : CESAM, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciências Universidade de Lisboa, Rua Ernesto Vasconcelos, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal.
28 : Environment and Climate Change Canada, Wildlife Research Division, 6 Bruce Street, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 4T3, Canada.
29 : Biology Department, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma, WA 98416, USA.
30 : Animal Demography and Ecology Unit, Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB), Miquel Marques 21, 07190 Esporles, Balears, Spain.
31 : UMR ENTROPIE (Université de La Réunion, IRD, CNRS, IFREMER, Université de Nouvelle-Calédonie) Université de La Réunion, Université de La Réunion, 15 Avenue René Cassin, CS92003, 97744 Saint Denis messag cedex 9, La Réunion, France.
32 : School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
33 : Auckland Museum, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand.
34 : Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
35 : Oceans and Coasts, Department of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries, Cape Town, South Africa.
36 : BirdLife Malta, 57/28 Marina Court, Abate Rigord Street, Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1120, Malta.
37 : Psychology Department, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9, Canada.
38 : WWF-Netherlands, Driebergseweg 10, 3708 JB Zeist, The Netherlands.
39 : Chisholm Institute, Bonbeach Campus, Breeze Street, Carmm, VIC 3197, Australia.
40 : Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes CEAB (CSIC), Acces Cala Sant Francesc 14, 17300 Blanes, Spain.
41 : Tunisian Wildlife Conservation Society. Faculté des Sciences Mathématique, physique et biologiques de Tunis (FST), Campus Universitaire, El Manar, CP 2092 Tunis, Tunisia.
42 : Division of Avian Conservation, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, 115 Konoyama, Abiko, Chiba 270-11, Japan.
43 : Instituto de Biología de Organismos Marinos (IBIOMAR), National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), Bv. Almte Brown 2915, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
44 : Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization, CSIRO, Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia.
45 : Wild Press, P.O. Box 12-397, Wellington, New Zealand.
46 : Independent researcher, 9 Roba Court, Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia.
47 : Université de Carthage Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 Avenue Charles Nicole, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie.
48 : National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., 10 Kyle Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand.
49 : Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand.
50 : Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0100, USA.
51 : Nature Seychelles Centre for Environment and Education, Sanctuary at Roche Caiman, Mahe, Seychelles.
52 : Halfmoon Biosciences, 45 Heather Road, Ocean Beach, WA 6333, Australia.
53 : Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR 97365, USA.
54 : National Institute of Polar Research, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-8518, Japan.
55 : Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, Grannum Road, Vacoas, Mauritius.
56 : Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 10420, Wellington 6143, New Zealand.
57 : National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd., 301 Evans Bay Parade, Hataitai, Wellington 6021, New Zealand.
58 : Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University, Newport, OR 97365, USA.
59 : Institute of Marine Affairs and Resources Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan.
60 : Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, 2 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.
61 : Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Nakano, Tokyo 164-8525, Japan.
Source Science Advances (2375-2548) (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)), 2021-03 , Vol. 7 , N. 10 , P. eabd7225 (13p.)
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.abd7225
Abstract

Migratory marine species cross political borders and enter the high seas, where the lack of an effective global management framework for biodiversity leaves them vulnerable to threats. Here, we combine 10,108 tracks from 5775 individual birds at 87 sites with data on breeding population sizes to estimate the relative year-round importance of national jurisdictions and high seas areas for 39 species of albatrosses and large petrels. Populations from every country made extensive use of the high seas, indicating the stake each country has in the management of biodiversity in international waters. We quantified the links among national populations of these threatened seabirds and the regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) which regulate fishing in the high seas. This work makes explicit the relative responsibilities that each country and RFMO has for the management of shared biodiversity, providing invaluable information for the conservation and management of migratory species in the marine realm.

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Beal Martin, Dias Maria P., Phillips Richard A., Oppel Steffen, Hazin Carolina, Pearmain Elizabeth J., Adams Josh, Anderson David J., Antolos Michelle, Arata Javier A., Arcos José Manuel, Arnould John P. Y., Awkerman Jill, Bell Elizabeth, Bell Mike, Carey Mark, Carle Ryan, Clay Thomas A., Cleeland Jaimie, Colodro Valentina, Conners Melinda, Cruz-Flores Marta, Cuthbert Richard, Delord Karine, Deppe Lorna, Dilley Ben J., Dinis Herculano, Elliott Graeme, de Felipe Fernanda, Felis Jonathan, Forero Manuela G., Freeman Amanda, Fukuda Akira, González-Solís Jacob, Granadeiro José Pedro, Hedd April, Hodum Peter, Igual José Manuel, Jaeger Audrey, Landers Todd J., Le Corre Mathieu, Makhado Azwianewi, Metzger Benjamin, Militão Teresa, Montevecchi William A., Morera-Pujol Virginia, Navarro-Herrero Leia, Nel Deon, Nicholls David, Oro Daniel, Ouni Ridha, Ozaki Kiyoaki, Quintana Flavio, Ramos Raül, Reid Tim, Reyes-González José Manuel, Robertson Christopher, Robertson Graham, Romdhane Mohamed Salah, Ryan Peter G., Sagar Paul, Sato Fumio, Schoombie Stefan, Scofield R. Paul, Shaffer Scott A., Shah Nirmal Jivan, Stevens Kim L., Surman Christopher, Suryan Robert M., Takahashi Akinori, Tatayah Vikash, Taylor Graeme, Thompson David R., Torres Leigh, Walker Kath, Wanless Ross, Waugh Susan M., Weimerskirch Henri, Yamamoto Takashi, Zajkova Zuzana, Zango Laura, Catry Paulo (2021). Global political responsibility for the conservation of albatrosses and large petrels. Science Advances, 7(10), eabd7225 (13p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abd7225 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00684/79633/