World Migratory Bird Day to be held next month with four Critically Endangered albatrosses identified for action

World Migratory Bird Day will be held for the fifth time in 2010, over 8-9 May.  This year the theme will be "Save migratory birds in crisis - every species counts!"


World Migratory Bird Day aims to inspire people to take action for the conservation of migratory birds and encourages national authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), clubs and societies, universities, schools and individuals around the world to organize events and programmes, which help draw attention to migratory birds around a central theme each year.


The WMBD web site identifies four Critically Endangered albatrosses as candidate species for arranging events.  They are the Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena, Amsterdam Albatross D. amsterdamensis, Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita and the Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata (click here).  The Critically Endangered Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus, a potential candidate species for listing within ACAP, is also recommended as a migratory species to be covered by the 2010 World Migratory Bird Day.

 ACAP will post new items received about WMBD activities that have relevance to the conservation of listed albatrosses and petrels.  Send them to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..


John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 6 April 2010

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

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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