The World Seabird Union's mission is to place seabird research, management, and conservation into a worldwide perspective. Our vision is to aid in creating global partnerships that will continue into the future by sharing research, knowledge, and ideas on a global level
Since 2015 the World Seabird Union (WSU) has put in place provisions for an ad hoc Conservation Sub-committee to enable support of the member organisations in their efforts to protect seabirds and their habitat.
The committee is convened when a member group raised an issue of concern in their own country that seeks support of the WSU. The sub-Committee is then created from concerned group members and WSU board members (Vice-Chair plus one other) as required. With the WSU representing 19 groups within the global community, adding a voice of concern to a specific issue within a member’s country to garner support for a specific conservation outcome could be a powerful tool.
Member groups would officially contact the WSU by letter for support.
Under direction from the member group, the WSU conservation committee is formed and a document prepared.
The document is then circulated to the WSU board members indicating intention to support the requested action unless notified of an objection.
The subsequent letter of support is signed by the Vice-Chair of the WSU then provided to State or Federal Governments within the member’s country as an added outside voice of concern regarding specific seabird conservation issues.
The sub-committee also deal with any subsequent correspondence from the member country addressed to the WSU that requires a response using the same process as the initial letter.
The sub-committee is disbanded following cessation of correspondence.