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dc.contributor.authorSteinfurth, A
dc.contributor.authorOppel, S
dc.contributor.authorDias, MP
dc.contributor.authorStarnes, T
dc.contributor.authorPearmain, EJ
dc.contributor.authorDilley, BJ
dc.contributor.authorDavies, D
dc.contributor.authorNydegger, M
dc.contributor.authorBell, C
dc.contributor.authorLe Bouard, F
dc.contributor.authorBond, AL
dc.contributor.authorCuthbert, RJ
dc.contributor.authorGlass, T
dc.contributor.authorMakhado, AB
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, RJM
dc.contributor.authorRyan, PG
dc.contributor.authorWanless, RM
dc.contributor.authorRatcliffe, N
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-25T15:55:28Z
dc.date.available2022-11-25T15:55:28Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-03
dc.date.submitted2020-01-18
dc.identifier.citationSteinfurth A, Oppel S, Dias MP, Starnes T and others (2020) Important marine areas for the conservation of northern rockhopper penguins within the Tristan da Cunha Exclusive Economic Zone. Endang Species Res 43:409-420. https://doi.org/10.3354/esr01076en_US
dc.identifier.issn1863-5407
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/esr01076
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/623035
dc.description.abstractThe designation of Marine Protected Areas has become an important approach to conserving marine ecosystems that relies on robust information on the spatial distribution of biodiversity. We used GPS tracking data to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) for the Endangered northern rockhopper penguin Eudyptes moseleyi within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic. Penguins were tracked throughout their breeding season from 3 of the 4 main islands in the Tristan da Cunha group. Foraging trips remained largely within the EEZ, with the exception of those from Gough Island during the incubation stage. We found substantial variability in trip duration and foraging range among breeding stages and islands, consistent use of areas among years and spatial segregation of the areas used by neighbouring islands. For colonies with no or insufficient tracking data, we defined marine IBAs based on the mean maximum foraging range and merged the areas identified to propose IBAs around the Tristan da Cunha archipelago and Gough Island. The 2 proposed marine IBAs encompass 2% of Tristan da Cunha’s EEZ, and are used by all northern rockhopper penguins breeding in the Tristan da Cunha group, representing ~90% of the global population. Currently, one of the main threats to northern rockhopper penguins within the Tristan da Cunha EEZ is marine pollution from shipping, and the risk of this would be reduced by declaring waters within 50 nautical miles of the coast as ‘areas to be avoided’.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInter-Research Science Centeren_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleImportant marine areas for the conservation of northern rockhopper penguins within the Tristan da Cunha Exclusive Economic Zoneen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1613-4796
dc.identifier.journalEndangered Species Researchen_US
dc.date.updated2022-11-24T12:01:16Z
dc.identifier.volume43en_US
dc.identifier.startpage409-420en_US
elements.import.authorSteinfurth, A
elements.import.authorOppel, S
elements.import.authorDias, MP
elements.import.authorStarnes, T
elements.import.authorPearmain, EJ
elements.import.authorDilley, BJ
elements.import.authorDavies, D
elements.import.authorNydegger, M
elements.import.authorBell, C
elements.import.authorLe Bouard, F
elements.import.authorBond, AL
elements.import.authorCuthbert, RJ
elements.import.authorGlass, T
elements.import.authorMakhado, AB
elements.import.authorCrawford, RJM
elements.import.authorRyan, PG
elements.import.authorWanless, RM
elements.import.authorRatcliffe, N
dc.description.nhmCopyright © The authors 2020. Open Access under Creative Commons by Attribution Licence. Use, distribution and reproduction are un restricted. Authors and original publication must be credited.en_US
dc.subject.nhmeudyptesen_US
dc.subject.nhmimportant Bird and Biodiversity Areaen_US
dc.subject.nhmmarine protected areaen_US
dc.subject.nhmpenguinen_US
dc.subject.nhmseabirden_US
dc.subject.nhmtrackingen_US


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