Sir David's personal plea for albatrosses
Already in 2006, thousands of albatrosses will have died needlessly, victims of a longline fishing industry that doesn’t mean to kill them.
Longtime supporter of the campaign to save these magnificent seabirds, Sir David Attenborough has once again voiced his concern for their plight.
"One of my most memorable moments was sitting eyeball-to-eyeball with a wandering albatross chick on the remote Atlantic island of South Georgia. It is possible that this bird may have joined the hundreds of thousands of albatrosses which have died on a fisherman’s longline," said Sir David.
"For an albatross, taking a fish from a baited hook is no different to a blue tit taking peanuts from a garden feeder. The contrast is that the albatross will pay the heaviest price of all for its meal – its life."
His passionate plea for these gentle giants of the oceans to be given a fighting chance can be found in full on the Save the Albatross Campaign website (www.savethealbatross.net). Make the most of visiting the site by making a donation to the campaign while you are there, so helping to support important work to save the world’s albatrosses.