World Albatross Day 2024 Poster and logo

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The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) has chosen the theme, “Marine Protected Areas – Safeguarding our Oceans”, for 2024's World Albatross Day (WAD2024), to be celebrated on 19 June 2024. 

The WAD2024 poster was created by South African born Graphic Designer and long-time ACAP collaborator, Geoff Tyler, who also designed ACAP’s World Albatross Day logo, including this year’s commemorative logo marking the Agreement’s 20th year since coming into force. 

The ocean supports an abundance of life and ecosystems, and Geoff’s design beautifully captures the vital connection between albatrosses and the ocean whilst also highlighting the main threat to these incredible birds – fisheries. MPAs can assist in improving the conservation status of albatrosses by safeguarding their breeding habitats, critical areas along their migration routes, and by regulating activities like fishing within these protected zones.

Currently, MPAs can only be established by Governments within their own waters, however, with the landmark signature of the Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction or 'BBNJ treaty', by 84 nations, their creation in waters commonly known as the High Seas will also become possible. 

New Zealand’s Near Threatened Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri and the Vulnerable Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus have been chosen as the featured species for 2024’s World Albatross Day celebrations. Both species appear in this year's poster, as does the Endangered Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma.

The English, French, Spanish and Japanese language versions of the WAD2024 poster and logos can be freely downloaded at a high resolution to allow for printing. 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.

ACAP would like to thank, Michelle Risi, Enzo M Reyes, Ross Wheeler, Michelle Jones and John Klavitter for the use of their photographs in this year’s WAD2024 poster and Yasuko Suzuki for translation of the text into Japanese.

25 March 2024

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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