Prince Charles supports albatross conservation at the 1st World Seabird Conference

The 1st World Seabird Conference "Linking the Global Oceans" was held in Victoria, Canada from 7-11 September -2010.

The conference was opened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales who delivered a pre-recorded welcoming address.  "As some of you may know, the plight of seabirds has long been close to my heart", he said.  "They are, without doubt, some of the world's most charismatic and iconic species".

Delegates were reminded of the urgent need for action in the light of statistics such as 97 (28%) of the world's 346 species of seabird - and over 75% of albatross species - are presently languishing under global threat of extinction. " That they face such challenges to their continued survival is, frankly, terrifying", said The Prince.

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 John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 16 September 2010

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