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A Dunn and FAR Hill
Environment Australia, September 1997
Recovery Objectives and Criteria
- To achieve downlisting of the species from Endangered to Vulnerable within 20 years, based on the IUCN (1994) criteria of population size and trends, extent of occurrence and probability of extinction.
- To increase population viability by increasing the breeding success of birds affected by mine clearings.
- To ensure that foraging areas are managed to maintain their value for Abbott's Booby.
- To continue to monitor total breeding population size and the breeding success of birds affected by proximity to forest clearings.
- To ensure that all existing nesting habitat of this species is protected from clearing and degradation.
- To produce a timetable for rehabilitating priority minefields and commence rehabilitation using that timetable.
- To identify critical feeding habitats.
- Estimated population size in subsequent surveys is not significantly less than the 1991 estimate.
- Breeding success of birds downwind of forest clearings not significantly different to that of birds nesting upwind of forest clearings.
- No further loss of breeding habitat.
- Amelioration of wind turbulence downwind of the priority minefields identified by Carew-Reid (1987).
- Critical feeding areas identified and effective measures taken, if necessary, to ensure the appropriate management of these areas for this.