ACAP Species Infographics
ACAP Species Infographics depicting conservation threats have now been produced in the three ACAP official languages for 13 of the 22 albatross species. These are the Endangered Antipodean Diomedea antipodensis, Least Concern Black-browed T. melanophris, Near Threatened Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes, Endangered Grey-headed Thalassarche chrysostoma,Near Threatened Laysan P. immutabilis, Endangered Northern Royal D. sanfordi, Near Threatened Shy T. cauta, Endangered Sooty Phoebetria fusca, Near Threatened Light-mantled P. palpebrata, Vulnerable Southern Royal D, epomophora, Critically Endangered Tristan D. dabbenena, Vulnerable Wandering D. exulans and Critically Endangered Waved Phoebastria irrorata.
English and Portuguese language versions of infographics are available to download at the English language version of the ACAP website, whilst French and Spanish versions can be found in their respective language menus for the website under, Infographies sur les espèces and Infographía sobres las especies.
In addition, Portuguese versions of the Black-browed and Tristan Albatross infographics take note that both species regularly visit the waters of Brazil.
The infographics have been designed to help inform the general public, including school learners, of the the threats faced by albatrosses and petrels and what is being and can be done to combat them. They serve to complement the more detailed and referenced ACAP Species Assessments, the concise and illustrated ACAP Species Summaries and the ACAP Photo Essay series.
The 13 infographics produced to date can be freely downloaded at a high resolution to allow for printing professionally in two poster sizes (approximately A2 and A3). Please note they are only being made available for personal use or when engaging in activities that will aid in drawing attention to the conservation crisis faced by the world’s albatrosses and petrels – when ACAP will be pleased to receive a mention.
It is intended to produce more infographics during the course of this and next year, commencing with the Near Threatened Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea, the first ACAP-listed petrel to be so treated.
Infographic illustrator, Namasri ‘Namo’ Niumim at her worktable
All the infographics have all been created by Thai illustrator Namasri 'Namo' Niumim from Bangkok. Namo, who works in gouache, is a graduate of the School of Architecture and Design, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design. She originally followed a preliminary concept design by Michelle Risi, using photographs supplied by ACAP supporters to guide her work.
With thanks to Mark Anderson, Ian Angus, 'Pep' Arcos, Barry Baker, Christophe Barbraud, Jonathon Barrington, Igor Debski, Karine Delord, Johannes Fischer, Kate Huyvaert, Gustavo Jimenez, Anne Martinussen, Federico Alfonso Méndez Sánchez, Julie McInnes, Namasri Niumim, Richard Phillips, Stephanie Prince, Michelle Risi, Chris Robertson, Peter Ryan, Stefan Schoombie, Patricia Serafini, Eric VanderWerf, Barbara Wienecke and Lindsay Young for their various inputs to the infographics. Sponsorships of infographics have been made by the Australian Antarctic Program, BirdLife South Africa, the New Zealand Department of Conservation and the Norwegian Environment Agency
Last updated 26 October 2023