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Conservation & Management

Short-tailed Albatross Chick Feeding. Photo Credit: Yamashina Inst. For ornithology

Short-tailed Albatross Chick Feeding.
Photo Credit: Yamashina Inst. For ornithology

The United States listed the short-tailed albatross as an endangered species throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act.  The government of Japan also provides legal protection to the short-tailed albatross as a Special National Monument and a Special Bird of Protection, and the main nesting island, Torishima, is protected as a National Monument.  The conservation and management of short-tailed albatross has focused primarily on ensuring protection of breeding sites, and reducing adult mortality by minimizing bycatch in longline fisheries.  There are numerous partners involved in the international efforts to conserve the short-tailed albatross.

 

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