News Albatross

We need your vote to save the albatross

Fri, 22/03/2013 - 08:19

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

Worldwide

Black-browed Albatross shows population increase

Tue, 24/07/2012 - 08:05

A new report indicates a healthy increase in the numbers of Black-browed Albatrosses breeding in the Falkland Islands.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect albatrosses

Thu, 26/04/2012 - 12:47

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission has agreed to measures that, if appropriately implemented by tuna longline fishing vessels, will result in significant reductions in albatross mortality.

Worldwide

New review reveals worrying declines in the world’s seabirds

Fri, 09/03/2012 - 03:00

The status of the world’s seabirds has deteriorated rapidly over recent decades and several species and many populations are now perilously close to extinction. These are the findings of a major new review published this week in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International.

Pacific

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses and whales

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 09:20

Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

Europe and Central Asia

Measures to protect UK albatrosses get them off the hook in the nick of time

Sat, 19/11/2011 - 09:38

One third of the world’s albatrosses nest on the South Atlantic UK Overseas Territories: the Falkland Islands; South Georgia; and Tristan da Cunha. ICCAT manages all tuna and swordfish fisheries in the Atlantic outside territorial waters. These measures will significantly reduce the number of birds being killed.

Appeal to EU policy makers to stop needless seabird bycatch

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 07:48

BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

Europe and Central Asia

Midway’s first Short-tailed Albatross chick survives tsunami to fledge

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 08:50

The fledgling has taken flight from the first breeding record outside of Japanese Territories.

Pacific

Seabird scientists warn of flaws in New Zealand bycatch framework

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 09:13

Fifty seabird biologists have written to New Zealand’s Fisheries Minister, concerned that the proposed framework for managing the incidental mortality of seabirds in New Zealand fisheries is flawed.

Pacific

Longline fisheries continue to drive albatross declines

Wed, 08/06/2011 - 04:08

A new study reveals that, despite efforts to reduce seabird deaths, upwards of 300,000 birds are still being killed every year by longline fisheries.

Pacific

Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010 - 14:18

Early indications suggest that the artisanal demersal longline fishery, operating from small open out-board boats in South Ecuador, has a negative impact on seabirds, specifically the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross...

Pacific

Sinking a few in Chile with Albatross Task Force Instructor Luis Cabezas

Wed, 27/10/2010 - 08:32

Between the 4th August and 2nd September two ATF Chile instructors (including myself!) took to the high seas onboard a Chilean pelagic longline vessel that fishes for swordfish. What was our mission? What was our objective?

Americas

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Juliano Cesar in Brazil

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:54

I’ve finally arrived back in the port of Itajaí following my first trip on a fishing vessel as part of the Albatross Task Force team in Brazil...

Americas

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 11:26

A blog from Nahuel Chavez from BirdLife's Albatross Task Force based in Argentina. At this time of year the strong winds and snow that blow from the south make our work much more complicated. Read about how Nahuel gathered up around 40 Cape Petrel during a snow storm in his slippers to safely release them back to sea.

Americas

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010 - 07:17

BirdLife's Global Seabird Programme (GSP) is working with Fishtek to develop a ‘hook pod’ for pelagic longline fisheries that prevents seabirds from accessing baits before a pressure sensitive valve operates at a pre-determined depth to release baited hooks.

Pacific

Impacts of Invasive Species - Tristan Albatross chicks being eaten alive by House Mice - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:51

Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross, where chicks are being eaten alive by the invasive House Mice on Gough Island in the South Atlantic.

Africa