Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP appoints a second news correspondent – this time for the North Pacific

Dr Lindsay Young has this month joined the ACAP Secretariat team (click here), as its North Pacific News Correspondent.  Now that the three northern Phoebastria albatrosses are listed within the Agreement (click here) it is necessary to expand the scope of the news reporting on the ACAP web site to cover the North Pacific.

 

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Lindsay recently completed her PhD at the University of Hawaii, U.S.A., where her dissertation research was on the population genetics, at-sea foraging ecology and conservation needs of the Laysan Albatross P. immutabilis.  Lindsay has worked as an advisor to both the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on various North Pacific albatross conservation issues, and is currently overseeing the construction of the first predator-proof fence in the U.S. geared towards protecting albatross habitat in the main Hawaiian Islands.

 

Lindsay will act in a honorary capacity and will work closely with John Cooper, the ACAP Information Officer, and Juan Pablo Seco Pon, ACAP’s South American News Correspondent.

 

 John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 08 June 2009