The ‘WAD2023’ logo in Japanese
The Albatross and Petrel Agreement inaugurated World Albatross Day in 2020, to be celebrated annually on 19 June, this being the date the Agreement was signed in 2001. For 2023 ACAP has chosen “Plastic Pollution” as its theme to mark the day.
Since 2020, ACAP has advertised World Albatross Day by producing logos in the three ACAP official languages of English, French and Spanish. Additionally. a Portuguese version has also been released, given that Brazil, where that language is spoken, is a Party to the Agreement.
Noting that many high-seas fishing vessels, including tuna longliners, that fish in southern hemisphere waters where ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels occur, have their home ports in Asia, ACAP has now produced five new ‘WAD2023’ logos in Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
WAD2023 logo in Simplified (left) and Traditional (right) Chinese
WAD2023 logo in Indonesian (left) and Korean (right)
All nine ‘WAD2023 logo versions may be freely downloaded here.
In 2024 consideration will be given to adding more languages to the suite of nine World .Albatross Day logos in order to increase the Agreement’s outreach to high-seas fishing fleets around the world.
With thanks to Geoffry Tyler for logo design and to Woei-horng Fang, Vivian Fu, Yuna Kim, Fransisca Noni, Scott Pursner, Yasuko Suzuki and Yat-Tung Yu for providing and advising on translations.
John Cooper, Emeritus Information Officer, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, 02 February 2023