Canada lists the Black-footed Albatross as a Special Concern species

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The Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes has now been added to Canada's Species at Risk Act with a category of Special Concern ("Species at risk of becoming threatened or endangered", roughly equivalent to IUCN’s Near Threatened status).

Visit http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/document/dspHTML_e.cfm?ocid=7390 for the legal document.

 This news follows closely on ACAP having added the species to the list of albatrosses it covers at its recent Third Session of the Meeting of Parties [click here].

See earlier news items on Canada's activities with albatrosses at: 

http://www.acap.aq/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64&Itemid=28

and

http://www.acap.aq/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=53&Itemid=28

News from Louise Blight, posted 08 May 2009

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