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Southern Giant Petrel

Macronectes giganteus Gmelin,1789


Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable Near Threatened Least Concern Not Listed
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Breeding site name Jurisdiction Latitude Longitude Size of breeding site (hectares)
Aitcho Island, Aitcho Island Antarctic 62° 24' S 59° 47' W
Albatross Island (SGSSI (IGSISS)), Albatross Island (SGSSI (IGSISS)) Disputed 54° 00' 09" S 37° 19' 54" W 10,000
Alcock Island, Alcock Island Antarctic 64° 14' 13" S 61° 07' 21" W
Annenkov Island, Annenkov Island Disputed 54° 29' 34" S 37° 03' 50" W 140,000
Anvers Island, Anvers Island Antarctic 64° 35' S 63° 35' W
Ardley Island, Ardley Island Antarctic 62° 12' 00" S 58° 55' 00" W
Avian Island, Avian Island Antarctic 67° 46' 12" S 68° 54' 00" W
Barff , South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 4,200,000
Barren Island, Barren Disputed 51° 23' S 59° 41' 30" W 120,000
Barrientos Island, Barrientos Island Antarctic 62° 24' 23" S 59° 45' 00" W
Beauchene Island, Beauchene Island Disputed 52° 53' S 59° 12' W
Bird Island (SGSSI (IGSISS)), Bird Island (SGSSI (IGSISS)) Disputed 54° 00' 22" S 38° 02' 27" W 50,000
Black Rincon (Berkley Sound), East Falkland Disputed 52° 31' 00" S 57° 51' 00" W
Bleaker, Bleaker Island Disputed 52° 13' S 58° 52' W 210,000
Burnt Islet (South Burnt Island, Saunders), Burnt Islet Disputed 51° 20' 30" S 60° 07' W
Candlemas Island, Candlemas Island Disputed 57° 06' S 26° 43' W
Canto Point, Greenwich Island Antarctic 62° 27' S 59° 44' W
Cape Dolphin, East Falkland Disputed 51° 13' 00" S 58° 58' 00" W
Carcass, Carcass Disputed 51° 17' S 60° 35' 15" W 190,000
Cecilia Island, Cecilia Island Antarctic 62° 24' 43" S 59° 43' 53" W
Channel Island, Channel Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Charlton Island, Charlton Island Antarctic 66° 13' S 110° 09' E
Christoffersen Island, Christoffersen Island Antarctic 60° 44' S 45° 06' W
Cooper Island, Cooper Island Disputed 54° 48' 44" S 35° 46' 41" W 40,000
Cumberland , South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 5,000,000
Dewart Island, Dewart Island Antarctic 66° 13' 39" S 110° 09' 58" E
Diomedea (Albatross) Island, Diomedea (Albatross) Island Antarctic 62° 12' 14" S 58° 56' 55" W
Driftwood Point, North Arm, East Falkland Disputed 52° 13' 30" S 59° 01' 00" W
Dyke (Weddell), Dyke (Weddell) Disputed 51° 59' 30" S 60° 53' W 150,000
Elephant Island, Elephant Island Antarctic 61° 07' 48" S 55° 07' 12" W
Entrance Island, Entrance Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
False Bull Point, North Arm, East Falkland Disputed 52° 22' 00" S 59° 18' 00" W
Fanny Point, North Arm, East Falkland Disputed 52° 17' 00" S 59° 28' 02" W
Geologists Island, Geologists Island Antarctic 62° 13' 10" S 58° 56' 38" W
George, George Island Disputed 52° 20' 30" S 59° 45' W 240,000
Giganteus Island, Giganteus Island Antarctic 67° 35' S 62° 29' 14" E
Golden Knob (Elephant Cays), Golden Knob Disputed 52° 09' S 59° 49' 40" W
Gough Island, Gough Island United Kingdom 40° 19' S 9° 55' W
Governor (Beaver), Governor Disputed 51° 51' 20" S 61° 11' W 20,000
Grand Jason, Grand Jason Disputed 51° 03' 20" S 61° 05' 30" W 140,000
Grass Island, Grass Island Disputed 54° 09' 32" S 36° 40' 08" W
Gull Island, Gull Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Harcourt Island, Harcourt Island Disputed 54° 30' 26" S 36° 59' 59" W
Hawker Island, Hawker Island Antarctic 68° 38' S 77° 51' E
Heard Island, Heard Island Australia 53° 12' S 73° 32' E
Hope Point, Dunbar, West Falkland Disputed 51° 20' 30" S 60° 39' 30" W
Ile aux Cochons, Ile aux Cochons France 46° 05' S 50° 15' E 660,000
Ile de l'Est, Ile de l'Est France 46° 25' S 52° 10' E 1,300,000
Ile de la Possession, Ile de la Possession France 46° 24' S 51° 45' E 1,460,000
Ile des Apotres, Ile des Apotres France 45° 58' S 50° 27' E 80,000
Ile des Petrels, Ile des Petrels Antarctic 66° 40' 12" S 140° 01' 12" E
Ile des Pingouins, Ile des Pingouins France 46° 25' S 50° 25' E
Ile Gouverneur, Ile Gouverneur Antarctic 66° 40' S 140° 56' E
Ile Jean Rostand, Ile Jean Rostand Antarctic 66° 40' 12" S 140° 01' 12" E
Inner Lee Island, Inner Lee Island Disputed 54° 02' 31" S 37° 15' 25" W
Invisible Island, Invisible Island Disputed 54° 01' 03" S 37° 18' 33" W
Isla Arce, Isla Arce Argentina 45° 00' S 65° 29' W 60
Isla Gonzalo, Gonzalo Island Chile 56° 31' 30" S 68° 41' W
Isla Gran Robredo, Isla Gran Robredo Argentina 45° 08' S 66° 03' W 20
Isla Noir, Isla Noir Chile 54° 29' 00" S 73° 01' 00" W
Isla Observatorio, Isla Observatorio Argentina 54° 39' S 64° 08' W 400
Jason West Cay, Jason West Cay Disputed 51° 00' S 61° 26' 40" W
Joubin Island, Joubin Island Antarctic 64° 47' S 64° 27' W
King George Island, King George Island Antarctic 62° 02' S 58° 18' W
Kupriyanov Islands, Kupriyanov Islands Disputed 54° 45' 49" S 36° 19' 42" W
Lafonia, East Falkland Disputed
Laurie Island, Laurie Island Antarctic 60° 44' S 44° 37' W
Line Island, Line Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Litchfield Island, Litchfield Island Antarctic 64° 46' S 61° 06' W
Lively, Lively Island Disputed 52° 02' 30" S 58° 20' W 560,000
Livingston Island, Livingston Island Antarctic 62° 35' 00" S 60° 22' 00" W
Low (Byron Sound), Low (Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)) Disputed 52° 20' 05" S 60° 27' 45" W 10,000
Lulu Island, Lulu Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Macquarie Island, Macquarie Island Australia 54° 37' 11" S 158° 51' 39" E
Marion Island, Marion Island South Africa 46° 54' S 37° 45' E 29,000
McDonald Island, McDonald Island Australia 53° 02' 22" S 72° 42' E
Mica Island, Mica Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Michelsen Island, Michelsen Island Antarctic 60° 44' S 45° 02' W
Midas Island, Midas Island Antarctic 64° 10' 09" S 61° 05' 07" W
Mollymawk Island, Mollymawk Island Disputed 54° 00' 39" S 37° 18' 45" W
Moss Island, Moss Island Antarctic 64° 09' S 61° 09' W
Motley Point, Walker Creek, East Falkland Disputed 52° 03' 00" S 58° 41' 30" W
Mutiny Point, North Arm, East Falkland Disputed 52° 08' 20" S 59° 24' 00" W
Nelly Island (Antarctic), Nelly Island (Frazier) Antarctic 66° 14' S 110° 11' E
Nelson Island, Nelson Island Antarctic 62° 17' S 59° 00' W
New Island, New Island Disputed 51° 43' S 61° 18' W
Northwest, South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 7,500,000
Nunez, South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 1,300,000
Nyroysa, Bouvet Island Norway 54° 26' S 3° 24' E
Olive Island, Olive Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Outer Lee Island, Outer Lee Island Disputed 54° 01' 56" S 37° 13' 59" W
Passage Island, Passage Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
Pebble, Pebble Island Disputed 51° 18' S 59° 35' W 1,030,000
Penguin Island, Penguin Island (Antarctic) Antarctic 62° 06' S 57° 55' W
Peninsula Lopez, Isla de los Estados Argentina 54° 54' 00" S 64° 39' 00" W
Penn (Beaver), Penn Disputed 51° 47' 20" S 61° 08' 45" W 20,000
Pickersgill Islands, Pickersgill Islands Disputed 54° 37' 34" S 36° 44' 08" W
Pourquoi Pas Island, Pourquoi Pas Island Antarctic 67° 40' 48" S 67° 48' 00" W
Powell Island, Powell Island Antarctic 60° 41' S 45° 09' W
President Head, Snow Island Antarctic 62° 44' S 61° 12' W
Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island South Africa 46° 38' S 37° 57' E 4,500
Prion Island, Prion Island Disputed 54° 01' 22" S 37° 15' 06" W
Punta Sucia, Punta Sucia Antarctic 64° 10' 50" S 60° 57' 13" W
Rabot Island, Rabot Island Antarctic 65° 54' 00" S 65° 58' 48" W
Rallier du Baty Peninsula, Kerguelen (Grande Terre) France 49° 35' S 68° 50' E
Rincon Grande, East Falkland Disputed 51° 30' 00" S 58° 23' 00" W
Robert Island, Robert Island Antarctic 62° 24' S 59° 31' W
Rookery Point, Albermarle, West Falkland Disputed 52° 12' 20" S 60° 27' 00" W
Saddle Island, Saddle Island Disputed 54° 08' 25" S 37° 44' 52" W 10,000
Salvesen, South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 5,800,000
Samuel Islands, Samuel Islands Disputed 54° 11' 17" S 37° 37' 14" W
Sandy Cay (Elephant Cays), Sandy Cay (Elephant Cays) Disputed 52° 08' 30" S 59° 51' W 10,000
Sea Lion, Sea Lion Disputed 52° 26' S 59° 00' W 90,000
Seal Island, Seal Island Antarctic 60° 58' 48" S 55° 23' 12" W
Ship Harbour Island , Ship Harbour Island Disputed 51° 42' 36" S 61° 16' 50" W
Signy Island, Signy Island Antarctic 60° 42' S 45° 00' W
Skua Island, Skua Island (SGSSI (IGSISS)) Disputed 54° 01' 10" S 37° 14' 55" W
Skua Island (Biscoe), Skua Island (Armstrong Reef) Antarctic 65° 54' S 66° 18' W
South Coast, South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 10,000,000
Speedwell, Speedwell Island Disputed 52° 13' S 59° 43' W 520,000
Steeple Jason, Steeple Jason Disputed 51° 02' 05" S 61° 12' 30" W 80,000
Sterneck Island, Sterneck Island Antarctic 64° 12' 08" S 60° 58' 55" W
Stonehut Island, Stonehut Island (Clothier Harbour) Antarctic 62° 21' S 59° 39' W
Stonehut South East, Stonehut South East (Clothier Harbour) Antarctic 62° 21' S 59° 39' W
Stromness , South Georgia Disputed 54° 19' 35" S 36° 49' 50" W 3,400,000
Swan (Falkland Sound), Swan Island Disputed 51° 47' 30" S 59° 37' 30" W 140,000
Third Passage (K. George Bay), Third Passage (K. George Bay) Disputed 51° 34' 20" S 60° 50' 18" W 10,000
Tristan da Cunha, Tristan da Cunha United Kingdom 37° 03' S 12° 13' E
Trypot Island, Trypot Island (Clothier Harbour) Antarctic 62° 21' S 59° 39' W
Two Summit Island, Two Summit Island Antarctic 62° 14' 10" S 58° 56' 47" W
West (Cape Orford), West (Cape Orford) Disputed 52° 02' S 61° 01' W 10,000
Zavodovski Island, Zavodovski Island Disputed 56° 42' 00" S 27° 34' 48" W

Threats

Nature of threat Threat sub-category Severity of threat Scope of threat Breeding site name Threat species
Natural disaster Volcanic activity Medium High McDonald Island
Natural disaster Volcanic activity Medium High McDonald Island
Natural disaster Volcanic activity High High McDonald Island
Natural disaster Volcanic activity High High Zavodovski Island
Frequency of occurrence in region
Resident/ Breeding and feeding rangeForaging range onlyFew records - outside core foraging range

Known ACAP Range StatesArgentina
Australia
Chile
France
Norway
South Africa
United Kingdom
Brazil
New Zealand
Uruguay

Regional Fisheries Management OrganisationsCCAMLR
CCSBT
ICCAT
WCPFC
SIOFA
SWIOFC
SEAFO
SPRFMO
IATTC
IOTC

Exclusive Economic Zones of non-ACAP countriesNamibiaAngola?

CCAMLR - Comission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCSBT - Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
IOTC - Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
IATTC - Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
ICCAT - International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
SPRFMO - South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
SEAFO - South-East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation
SWIOFC - South-West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission
SIOFA - Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement
WCPFC - Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission