Join us for World Albatross Day!
We will be celebrating World Albatross Day in the Dunedin Octagon from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 19th June with our amazing Albatross expert team.
Pop by, say hello, and learn more about the Royal giants of Dunedin – the Northern Royal Albatross.
What is World Albatross Day about you ask?
In the early 2000’s, the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) was signed. 13 parties from around the world committed to striving to conserve these birds through international cooperation, coordination and mitigation of threats. In May 2019 the ACAP declared a continuing crisis, as thousands of albatross, petrels and shearwaters are still dying each year from fishing activities. It was decided that a national day to celebrate and raise awareness for this threatened group of seabirds was essential, and so World Albatross Day began on the 19th June 2020.