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Robert Hill UN Luncheon      

HSI and sigourney weaver raise plight of the albatross at the united nations

HSI recently took up an invitation from Australia's Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E. The Hon Robert Hill, to give a presentation on albatross conservation at an event alongside film star Sigourney Weaver and other marine conservation organizations. The presentation was given to an audience of UN Ambassadors from 80 other countries at Australia's Consulate in New York to raise awareness that the world's longline fishing fleets are risking the extinction of several species of albatross. HSI's Alistair Graham gave the presentation and showed that technology is available to prevent albatrosses getting caught and drowned by the longlines, if only there was the political will to make it happen. Alistair beseeched the Ambassadors to take the message home to their fisheries ministers admonishing them to take the issue much more seriously. HSI sincerely thanks Ambassador Hill for giving us such a prestigious platform for our albatross campaign and Sigourney Weaver for taking time out of her busy schedule to support this important issue.
Below: Sigourney Weaver with HSI Washington President Patricia Forkan and Alistair Graham.

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