Marc Parchow’s Qual Albatroz cartoons are once more in support of World Albatross Day

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There once was an albie from Leith,
Who thought he had plenty to eat,
But his health eroded
'til his stomach exploded
For plastic digests not like meat

A limerick by Sybren Renema inspired Marc’s cartoon of 15 August 2015

Marc Parchow Figueiredo is a cartoonist residing in Portugal who in the 2010s produced a series of comic strips under the name of Qual Albatroz.  One of his last was a three-panel albatross cartoon in four languages to mark the inaugural World Albatross Day on 19 June 2020.  Previously he had drawn a cartoon in the same series for the Ninth Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee held in La Serena, Chile in 2016.  But his first cartoon especially drawn for ACAP dates back to 2013.  It alludes to the “killer mice” that attack chicks of the Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena on Gough Island.

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“The Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, 15 September 2010

Marc now informs ACAP Latest News that he has moved on from his albatross cartoons.  Rather a pity, but good then that from his large portfolio he has made no less than 17 cartoon strips dealing with aspects of pollution affecting albatrosses available to ACAP to support this year’s World Albatross Day and its theme of “Plastic Pollution”.  Here are just two of them to whet your appetite.  The rest will be released over the next few months, culminating in “WADWEEK2023”, scheduled to take place from 13-19 June.

With grateful thanks to Marc Parchow.

John Cooper, Emeritus Information Officer, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, 23 March 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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