News Namibia

Cape Gannet populations have fallen by more than half in the past 50 years © Mark Anderson

The ultimate irony: Cape Gannets, famed for their...

Tue, 12/12/2017
The word “gannet” is synonymous with gluttony - but lack of food is becoming a serious problem for the Cape Gannet. This year it has been uplisted from Vulnerable to Endangered due to population declines driven by depleted fish stocks.
New Zealand's Bird of the Year, the Kea, has been uplisted to Endangered © Mark Hurrell

Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds...

Tue, 12/12/2017
PRESS RELEASE: overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet closer to extinction, according to the latest update on the conservation status of the world’s birds by BirdLife International for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.
An Endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin found dead in the net of a fishing trawler © Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand

Tangled and drowned: new study links penguin...

Thu, 30/11/2017
Every year, an estimated 400,000 seabirds worldwide are killed after getting unintentionally snared in gillnets while diving for food. A new review highlights that even penguins – the master swimmers of the avian world – aren’t safe from their clutches, and pinpoints where the threat is most acute.
Yellow-nosed Albatross © Ed Dunens

The man saving 30,000 seabirds

Tue, 15/11/2016
A real ‘high-seas hero’, Clemens coordinates the ATF in Namibia. His work has led to the government recently passing regulations to stop seabird bycatch.
Yellow-nosed Albatross © Brian Gratwicke

Training fishermen to prevent seabird deaths in...

Thu, 03/11/2016
Seabird bycatch could be drastically reduced due to the introduction of new legislation in Namibia. Here's how we will ensure the new law is fully enforced.
Almost 20,000 White-chinned Petrel are set to be saved thanks to new law passed by Namibian government © Stephanie Winnard

World’s worst fishery for bycatch turns ‘seabird...

Thu, 22/09/2016
New law passed in Namibia to protect 30,000 seabirds from death by trawling or longlining.

Africa is leading the way on ending seabird...

Wed, 09/03/2016
But Europe still lags in preventing these accidental deaths. How can it learn from BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force?

Namibia takes positive steps to save 30,000...

Fri, 07/11/2014
Following a meeting with the BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force, The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Namibia has introduced new fishery regulations which should practically eliminate seabird mortality from one of the most destructive fisheries!

Saving seabirds, empowering women: the Albatross...

Fri, 18/07/2014
In Namibia, a huge positive shift in momentum for seabird conservation - which also means great news for local Namibian women - all due to the Albatross Task Force.

We need your vote to save the albatross

Fri, 22/03/2013
A new Albatross Task Force project needs your help to win the vote for one of this year’s European Outdoor Conservation Association awards.