Sub-Antarctic Expedition Fosters Understanding of the Albatross’ Plight

Sub-Antarctic Expedition Fosters Understanding of the Albatross’ Plight

SEATTLE, Wash.—Join Zegrahm Expeditions, on a remarkable wildlife expedition that also aims to create awareness and support for the "Save the Albatross Campaign” in the isolated and fragile Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand, home to some of the most rare and intriguing plant and animal species on the planet.

Zegrahm Expeditionsis one of only three companies that are licensed concession holders with permits to land on these beautiful Sub-Antarctic isles. Wildlife viewing along the coasts and islands is simply exceptional. The five island groups that make up the Sub-Antarctic islands occupy the stormy latitudes of the ‘Roaring Forties’ and ‘Furious Fifties,’ also known as the Albatross Latitudes.

In recent years, Zegrahm Expeditions—led by ornithologist, author, and cofounder Peter Harrison—has raised awareness and much needed funding for the "Save the Albatross Campaign." By designing small-ship expeditions to remote destinations where albatross breed, field leaders educate travellers with the story and plight of the albatross during onboard lectures and guided excursions ashore.

“I am thrilled to be able to lead our voyage to this bountiful repository of sub-Antarctic wildlife,” says Peter Harrison. “At the Otago Peninsula we will visit the only mainland colony of albatross in the world then continue on to Campbell Island where we view a colony of southern royal albatross, among the largest of all flying birds.”

Explore this remote area with Zegrahm Expeditions from December 5 – 21, 2008, aboard the Clipper Odyssey, one of the best expedition ships in operation today. Thrill at New Zealand’s rugged coastline, majestic snow-capped mountains, chiselled fiords, and lush tropical forests. And, explore the ultimately photogenic Milford Sound, dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world” by Rudyard Kipling.

This unique voyage is 17 Days/16 Nights, priced from $8980 per person, double occupancy.

More information and a full brochure are available at www.zegrahm.com.

Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Lead by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents. For more information, please access www.zegrahm.com.