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Wandering Albatross © Prince Images

Towards seabird-safe fisheries, global efforts...

Thu, 29/06/2017
The RSPB and BirdLife International have produced a new publication that presents some of the remarkable efforts fisheries have made on a global scale to tackle seabird bycatch.
Wandering Albatross © Oli Prince

How we're saving the kings of the ocean

Thu, 22/06/2017
It has been another busy year for the Albatross Task Force, and our teams have made good progress in achieving their objectives towards reducing the bycatch of vulnerable seabirds in some of the world’s most deadly fisheries.
Seabirds such as the Wandering Albatross will benefit from the new measures © vladsilver/Shutterstock

Argentina approves measures to save seabirds

Thu, 23/03/2017
The use of measures to prevent seabird bycatch deaths has just been approved by the Argentinean government—a decision that will save the lives of thousands of seabirds.
Grandes aves marinas como el albatros errante se salvarán gracias a las nuevas medidas del gobierno argentino © vladsilver/Shutterstock

Una luz de esperanza para las aves marinas

Tue, 21/03/2017
Una nueva luz de esperanza se abrió la semana pasada para las grandes aves marinas cuando Argentina estableció el uso de medidas para evitar su muerte en pesquerías.
Struck by trawl cables at sea. Black-browed Albatross on Bird Island, South Georgia (Georgias del Sur) © Stephanie Winnard

Estimates are in: 25,000 seabirds die in southern...

Tue, 21/02/2017
Unsettling new seabird bycatch data from Chile and Argentina urges BirdLife's Albatross Task Force and fisheries observers to act immediately to get new rules enforced
Black-tailed Gull © Noriko Hisamatsu

Japan is home to one third of all seabirds - so...

Tue, 07/02/2017
For the first time, Japan's most vital breeding, nesting and feeding seabird sites have been identified - the first step towards awarding them protected status.
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.
Good for birds, good for fishermen.

Speaking your language to save albatrosses

Wed, 16/12/2015
Reaching out to fishing crews with an instructional video to help save albatrosses from accidental bycatch - in many languages.
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World’s biggest seabird tracking database shows...

Tue, 27/10/2015
At the World Seabird Conference BirdLife celebrate the Global Seabird Tracking Database helping to conserve some of the planet’s most emblematic birds and reaching 5 million data points. Many insights from some of the most traveled species on our planet. .

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.

Black-browed Albatross shows population increase

Tue, 24/07/2012
A new report indicates a healthy increase in the numbers of Black-browed Albatrosses breeding in the Falkland Islands.

Indian Ocean Tuna Commission moves to protect...

Thu, 26/04/2012
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.

Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses...

Wed, 30/11/2011
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.

Measures to protect UK albatrosses get them off...

Sat, 19/11/2011
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...

Fri, 21/10/2011
BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

Midway’s first Short-tailed Albatross chick...

Wed, 06/07/2011
The fledgling has taken flight from the first breeding record outside of Japanese Territories.