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Why protected areas matter

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 10:59

An off limit beach isn’t there to offend it’s a special place that has been set aside for the conservation of some animal, plant, or habitat.

Europe and Central Asia

All aboard for sustainable fisheries!

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:17

On Monday 13th May, the day of the opening of the EU Fisheries Council in Brussels, BirdLife Europe together with other NGOs, politicians, fishermen and chefs joined forces to stop overfishing and preserve our oceans in the campaign All Aboard!

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife speaks out on New Zealand seabird by-catch

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 05:00

BirdLife International has joined forces with its New Zealand Partner Forest & Bird to remind their government there of its responsibilities towards reducing the toll of seabirds in the country’s fisheries...

Pacific New Zealand Marine - Pacific

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 New Zealand

NABU launches Fishing for Litter initiative in Germany.

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 09:30

The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has started the Fishing for Litter initiative

Europe and Central Asia Germany Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

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 Chile

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 Brazil Marine

How artwork is helping save the albatross - by Meidad Goren

Thu, 07/10/2010 - 08:42

For over 30 years Bruce Pearson, a professional artist, has worked on a range of themes to convey his enthusiasm for wildlife and especially birds, giving a sense of wonder to the wild places they inhabit. More recently he has focused some of his time on developing creative links between art and conservation as a contribution towards a wider effort by an informal grouping of artists, writers, musicians, poets and others inspired by the natural world.

Africa South Africa Marine

Save Our Seabirds (SOS) Festival

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 13:27

BirdLife South Africa (BirdLife Partner) is at the forefront of seabird conservation action, locally and internationally. The SOS Festival is a National Marine Month initiative from BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Division. It will run from 11–17 October 2010, and aims to focus public awareness on seabird conservation problems and the work currently being done by BirdLife South Africa and other organisations to address these issues.

Africa South Africa

It's time to do something about seabird bycatch, says EU Commissioner Damanaki

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 06:58

EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.

Europe and Central Asia

Commercial fishing estimated to kill millions of Sea Turtles

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:32

It's not just seabirds which are accidently killed in commercial fisheries. The number of sea turtles accidently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may reach into the millions, according to the first peer-reviewed study to compile sea turtle bycatch data from gillnet, trawl and longline fisheries worldwide.

Worldwide Marine