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).
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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:
andNews from Louise Blight, posted 08 May 2009