The Fourth Meeting of the ACAP Advisory Committee (AC4) was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22 to 25 August 2008.  At the meeting the ACAP Secretariat gave two A3 posters to attendees as take-home gifts.   English, French and Spanish versions were produced and attendees were provided with a cardboard tube to get their posters home safely. The English versions are depicted here.  The photographs of pairs of globally Vulnerable Chatham Thalassarche eremita and globally Endangered Grey-headed T. chrysostoma Albatrosses were taken by Dr Graham Robertson AAM* and clasp, formerly of the Australian Antarctic Division and co-editor, Albatross Biology and Conservation (1998).

Graham Robertson

Graham has written to ACAP Latest News in support of World Albatross Day 2020 : "Over the past 100 years or so albatrosses have faced numerous existential threats from humankind, not least among them being lethal harvesting for their feathers, the large-scale collection of eggs, direct take for human consumption, extreme levels of marine pollution and the pervasive effects of oceanic longline and trawl fishing.  These threats are exacerbated by the most recent to emerge: the systematic warming of Earth's atmosphere.  Albatrosses are resilient seabirds, but can be overwhelmed.  They need all the help they can get."

*Australian Antarctic Medal

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Chatham Albatrosses

pdf ACAP AC4 landscape_English (1.13 MB)    pdf ACAP AC4 poster landscape_Spanish (1.21 MB)     pdf ACAP AC4 poster landscape_French (1.21 MB)

Grey-headed Albatrosses

pdf ACAP AC4 portrait_English (813 KB)         pdf ACAP AC4 poster portrait_Spanish (892 KB)        pdf ACAP AC4 poster portrait_French (892 KB)

Posted 04 April 2020



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