The design of the World Albatross Day 2020 official logo is based on a blue, all-water globe to emphasize that albatrosses are ocean wanderers non pareil. It also symbolically is not “hemispherecentric” since albatrosses occur and breed in both northern and southern hemispheres which is also why no continents are shown. The outline of a flying albatross is that used by ACAP on its own logo to provide a recognizable link to the Agreement.
The logo was designed pro bono by Geoffry Tyler, a South African commercial artist based in Cape Town. ACAP's Information Officer was put in touch with Geoffry by Michelle Risi, currently undertaking her second year of field work without a break on Gough Island (and a member of the Agreement’s World Albatross Day Intersessional Group). Leo Tamini of Aves Argentinas kindly arranged for designer Manuel Riestra to change the script for the Spanish version pro bono.
Two further logos for 'WAD2020' were designed by Brazilian NGO Projeto Albatroz, with the help of its founder Tatiana Neves, who has worked closely with the Agreement since its inception. The last logo below is by Artists and Biologists Unite for Nature artist, Anju Rajesh.
All five logos may be used by interested individuals and organizations to support their own activities and events planned for World Albatross Day on 19 June. It will be appreciated if the logos are accompanied by the inclusion of the Agreement's name and website (www.acap.aq).
Updated 26 April 2020
Created by ABUN artist, Anju Rajesh