Southern Seabird Solutions launches South American seabird fact sheets

The Southern Seabird Solutions Trust, a New Zealand-based NGO, working with Pro Delphinus of Peru has produced a series of fact sheets covering seabird conservation concerns in the South American countries of Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.  The sheets have been prepared as an educational resource addressed to fishing communities and to fishing schools.

Chatham Albatrosses.  Photograph by Graham Robertson

The illustrated fact sheets have been produced in the Spanish language and cover several ACAP-listed species, including the Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata, Chatham Thalassarche eremita and Buller's T. bulleri Albatrosses and the Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus, as well as other threatened seabirds that breed within South America or occur within the waters of the four countries.

Subjects covered include impact of longline and trawl fisheries and pollution, as well as aspects of the birds' biology (e.g. population numbers, breeding, diet and migration).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 29 August 2009


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