13th December 2002
Contact: Eric Pyle, Conservation Manager Tel. 04 385 7374 (work), 04 233 2993 (home), 025 227 8420; or
Sue Maturin, Southern Field Officer Tel 03 477 5232 (work), 03 487 6125 (home)
Key dates and times
Forest and Bird will launch its campaign to 'Save the Albatross' as part of a global BirdLife International initiative at the Royal Albatross Centre, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin at 3 PM, Saturday 14th December 2002.
There will also be a press conference hosted by the Louis Vuitton Cup at 10.30 AM, Thursday, 19th December at the Americas Cup Media Centre in the Viaduct Basin, Auckland. Representatives from America’s Cup syndicates, the Whitbread Round the World Race and the Volvo Ocean Race will attend. The international group of sailors will be asked to sign large postcards that will be delivered to The Minister of Fisheries and the following embassies; Japan, Taiwan, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Chile and Argentina. These countries either have important long lining fleets or their exclusive economic zones contain important bird areas. Further details will be provided on Tuesday, 17th December.