The Nederlandse Zeevogelgroep (NZG, Dutch Seabird Group) is the fourth of the world’s seabird groups to endorse this year’s inaugural World Albatross Day on 19 June. It follows support from the Australasian, Pacific and the United Kingdom’s Seabird Groups
The NZG was founded in 1991 as a branch of the Nederlandse Ornithologische Unie. The group aims to: “Encourage seabird research by interested parties and professionals together, through the exchange of information, coordination of activities, and organizing meetings.”
Susanne Kühn, Secretary, Nederlandse Zeevogelgroep in her laboratory
Susanne Kühn, Secretary of the Dutch Seabird Group writes to ACAP Latest News: “Although we live in Holland - a long way from any albatross colony, we strongly endorse any effort to save these iconic birds. The yearly World Albatross Day is a great platform to let the world know about albatross problems – and solutions!”
Albatrosses off Stewart Island, New Zealand, 2017, photograph by Susanne Kühn
With thanks to Susanne Kühn, Secretary, Nederlandse Zeevogelgroep and Jan van Franeker.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 10 June 2020