Tristan da Cunha Conservation News
News and reports from the Tristan da Cunha Government's Conservation Department.

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World Albatross Day 2020 at St Mary's School

The Conservation Department celebrate World Albatross Day 2020 with the children at St Mary’s School.
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World Oceans Day Tristan Blue Belt Update

Tristan da Cunha's
Marine Protection Zone

will be formally announced
later in 2020.

In the meantime, Tristan da Cunha's
on-going Blue Belt work
is celebrated in the
Blue Belt Programme
Annual Update for 2019/2020
published on
World Oceans Day
8th June 2020


The full document is available as a PDF download.


The relevant pages
are reproduced below:

Northern Rockhopper Penguin wins Seabird World Cup 2020

Report from Stephanie Martin

The Seabird World Cup 2020 was part of the 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference last week. There was a chance for anyone on Twitter to vote. Tristan's Northern Rockhopper Penguin was in Group 7 against the Blue-Footed Booby. We started to tweet information about Rockhopper's to try to win. It was a massive help that, just before this, a Spanish influencer (@Azul_Mistico) on Twitter, did a whole series of tweets about Tristan da Cunha. She shared three Tristan twitter accounts, and we gained lots of new supporters who helped up us come from behind to beat the Blue-Footed Booby in Round 7. They helped again to beat that expected winner, the Wandering Albatross in the quarter-finals.

We were up against yet again in the semi-final but came from behind to beat the Northern Gannet.  After lots of Spanish support, we won the Northern Tern by just 38 votes to become Seabird World Cup Champion! It was a great #TeamPenguin effort with tweets from Administrator Fiona Kilpatrick, Kelly Green, penguin researcher Antje Steinfurth and Environmental Policy Officer Stephanie Martin, that helped seal the victory! It has been a great chance to raise awareness about Tristan, and it's incredible wildlife!

Tweet confirming the win 6th World Seabird Twitter Conference
Seabird World Cup 2020 Drawing by one of the Spanish supporters

Gough project team members return home by sea and air

Tricky return journeys via Ascension Island and Cape Town
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Gough Restoration Project postponed due to coronavirus fears

Embryo team on Gough to return later in the year
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Gough Restoration Project Update

Project team starts work
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Gough Restoration Team arrives at the island

Yacht Evohe trip gets the 2020 project properly underway
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Stamp issue: 25th Anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Site

Stamps marking the 25th anniversary of Gough and Inaccessible Islands being inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Biosecurity Measures for Visiting Vessels

Compulsory regulations to protect native species
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