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  • Wienholt, Michael (TEM)
    All, Please excuse the cross-posting, but I think this meets the criteria for posting to this list under the category non-commercial announcements from
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      Please excuse the cross-posting, but I think this meets the criteria for posting to this list under the category "non-commercial announcements from birding organizations". Some may wish to add their names to the on-line petition.

      Michael Wienholt
      Poway, CA

      -----Original Message-----
      From: david camilleri [mailto:ghawdex40@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 11:02 AM
      To: Eurobirder@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Eurobirder] petition

      Dear birders,

      John Ridgway, a famous sailor, is currently sailing around the Southern
      Ocean to raise awareness of the terrible plight facing the world's
      albatrosses and other seabirds which are facing extinction largely because
      of a fishing technique called 'longlining'.

      Every species of albatross is at risk.

      Many of the longline fishing vessels operate illegally - the so-called
      'Pirates'. They are responsible for needlessly killing tens of thousands of
      albatrosses and other seabirds every year.

      A petition has been launched in association with Ridgway's voyage, supported
      by a variety of organisations, that calls upon nations to tackle the problem
      of 'pirate fishing'.

      The petition will be presented to the United Nations in June 2004.

      I urge everyone on this list who cares about the world's albatrosses to sign
      the petition and to ask their friends to do so. You can find out more about
      Ridgway's voyage, the longlining problem and can sign the petition at:


      or visit the BirdLife website at:


      Many thanks for your time and support.

      Best wishes

      Dr Richard Thomas
      Editor World Birdwatch
      BirdLife International
      Wellbrook Court
      Girton Road
      Cambridge CB3 0NA

      Tel. +44 1223 279813
      Fax +44 1223 277200
      Email richard.thomas@...

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