Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) and Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) in Canada

The Short-tailed Albatross and the Pink-footed Shearwater are migratory birds listed under the Migratory Birds Convention Act (1994) and are under the management jurisdiction of the federal Ministry of the Environment. SARA (Section 37) requires the competent minister to prepare recovery strategies for listed extirpated, endangered, or threatened species. Both species were listed as threatened under SARA in 2005. Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service - Pacific and Yukon Region led the development of this recovery strategy through the Short-Tailed Albatross and Pink-Footed Shearwater Recovery Team. The recovery strategy was developed in cooperation or consultation with: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Parks Canada Agency Government of British Columbia International conservation efforts are critical to the recovery of these species. This recovery strategy outlines recommended approaches within Canada. A number of other conservation plans exist to address these species internationally, including: the Pink-footed Shearwater North American Conservation Action Plan (Commission for Environmental Cooperation [CEC] 2005), developed cooperatively by Canada, the U.S. and Mexico; and the Draft Recovery Plan for Short-tailed Albatross, prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This recovery strategy is consistent with and supports these international efforts.

Due to technical difficulties, the comment period for this proposed Recovery Strategy was extended until March 25, 2008.

Consultation period: 2008-01-18 to 2008-03-25


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Recovery Planning
Canadian Wildlife Service
15th Floor, Place Vincent Massey
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
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