"Avian Experts Flock to First World Seabird Conference"

"VICTORIA, B.C. -- Concern for the survival of albatrosses, penguins, and other marine birds has drawn scientists from 40 countries to first World Seabird Conference in Victoria. The five-day event opened Tuesday, sponsored by 26 professional seabird groups and societies from around the world.

'We hope to close the meeting with an announcement that we have formed a new international governing body to address and collaborate on seabird monitoring and conservation,' said Professor John Croxall, chairman of BirdLife International's Global Seabird Programme, a conference co-sponsor."

Environment News Service had the story September 8, 2010.

Thursday, September 9, 2010