Friday, September 30, 2011

Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Tristan da Cunha

after a tiring day (or if we are to be more precise, after tiring several weeks), one of the coziest ways to rest is write real and post some, today, was a big day for me, coz I managed to survive a press conference...and I survived it pretty well...I dread the media...esp. when the majority of participants will rely on what YOU tell them (or in other words depend on your interpretation), it was the National Translators' Day it really fit in well....and due to that, ive decided to give myself a treat here, and show you my second (out of the four) Tristan da Cunha cards i received last year...In case you want to recall the first one, here it is

Im really honoured to have such a rarity of cards..and such beautiful ones indeed! If the previous one showed Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, this one shows a lovely Yellow-nosed Albatross....or as the back of the card says: "known on Tristan as "Molly", this albatross is endemic to the Tristan group. Isnt he adorable????

The IUCN list this species as Endangered, with an occurrence range of 16,800,000 km2, and a breeding range of 80 km2. Efforts to help conserve this bird are underway. The largest threat is from longline fishing, as harvesting of chicks and adults has been outlawed. The Tristan da Cunha population is being remotely tracked and counted, and the South East Atlantic Fisheries Commission has passed a resolution that all fishing vessels use a tori line and drop lines at night

I truly hope the efforts will be efficient and this wont become one of the many extinct species in the world.

two lovely stamps on the card....with two great cancellations! The right one is from a set of four folklore stamps issued in 2009, while the other one is from a set of 12 birds issued in 2005, and it represents the Antarctic Tern.

Happy Translators' Day to everyone concerned by it!!! :)


agi said...

stvarno prekrasno, jedva čekan viditi preostale dvi :)

Ana said...

pa ne planiram da ih baš uskoro postavim, al obje su fantastične takođe :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Many, many, years ago when I was at school, I had to study an incredibly long poem called "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". In it, a sailor shot an albatross and the rest was all about the bad luck that followed him. It was such a long poem and really hard work. This is the first time I've ever seen an albatross!