"Public Viewing and Pelagic Trips": a new links category for albatrosses and petrels established

Albatrosses are charismatic birds, well-known and popular with the general public.  Yet it is hard for ordinary members of the public to get to see them, whether at their breeding sites - often on uninhabited and isolated islands - or at sea.

However, there are places in the World where such opportunities exist.  To aid in finding them, and finding out quite how to get to them, a new Links Category has been established on this web site, entitled "Public Viewing and Pelagic Trips" (click here).

Currently, web sites of breeding colonies that are accessible to the public are given for the USA (Hawaiian Islands) and New Zealand.  Similar information for pelagic trips to view ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels (and other seabirds) at sea is listed for Australian, New Zealand and South African waters.

Web-site managers of other public-viewing opportunities are welcome to send their details for consideration of listing to the ACAP Information Officer at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..  Such listing of commercial web sites implies no endorsement by the Albatross and Petrel Agreement.

The ACAP web site now has a total of 186 links in 13 categories: give them a visit.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 2 November 2010

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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