News Albatross

Saving seabirds in Ecuador

Mon, 13/12/2010
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...

Sinking a few in Chile with Albatross Task Force...

Wed, 27/10/2010
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?

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Juliano Cesar in...

Thu, 14/10/2010
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...

Albatross Task Force Diaries – Argentina

Tue, 31/08/2010
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.

Seabird Mitigation Research Update – The Hook Pod

Mon, 05/07/2010
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.

Impacts of Invasive Species - Tristan Albatross...

Thu, 09/04/2009
Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross, where chicks are being eaten alive by the invasive House Mice on Gough Island in the South Atlantic.