ACAP’s latest Species Infographic is for the Grey Petrel, the 14th in the series

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The latest ACAP Species Infographic, released today and the fourteenth to be produced in the series, is for the Near Threatened Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea.  It is the first to be produced for an ACAP-listed petrel, the previous 13 infographics all being for albatrosses.  It is being produced in the three official ACAP languages of English, French and Spanish; versions the latter two languages will be released shortly.  The Grey Petrel infographic has been sponsored by the Australian Antarctic Program.

The ACAP Species Infographic series has been designed to help inform the public, including school learners, of the threats faced by albatrosses and petrels and what is being and can be done to combat them.  They serve to complement the more detailed and referenced ACAP Species Assessments, the concise and illustrated ACAP Species Summaries and the ACAP Photo Essay series.  English and Portuguese* language versions of the infographics produced to date are available to download here.  French and Spanish versions can be found in their respective language menus for the website under Infographies sur les espèces and Infographía sobres las especies.

All the 14 infographics produced to date may be freely downloaded at a high resolution to allow for printing professionally in two poster sizes (approximately A2 and A3).  Please note they are only being made available for personal use or when engaging in activities that will aid in drawing attention to the conservation crisis faced by the world’s albatrosses and petrels – when ACAP will be pleased to receive a mention.  They should not be used for personal gain.

One more ACAP Species Infographic is currently in production, for the Vulnerable White-chinned Petrel P. aequinoctialis, which will also be produced in Portuguese.  A further five species have been sponsored, with work on them to commence in the new year.

The ACAP Species Infographics have all been created by Thai illustrator Namasri ‘Namo’ Niumim from Bangkok.  Namo is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design.

With thanks to ‘Pep’ Arcos, Jonathon Barrington, Karine Delord, Johannes Fischer, Graham Parker, Richard Phillips and Peter Ryan for their help.

*Being produced for the six ACAP-listed species that regularly visit waters off Brazil.  To date, these are the Tristan Albatross D. dabbenena and the Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris.

John Cooper, Emeritus Information Officer, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, 14 December 2023

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ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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