News Marine

The Seabird Bulletin

Fri, 11/08/2017
We’re proud to present ‘The ‘Seabird’ Bulletin’ – a special summer edition of our regular news brief,
The team used on-shore lights to beckon the mysterious Beck's Petrel

Major breakthrough in attempt to unlock secrets...

Fri, 05/05/2017
An intrepid BirdLife Pacific team has finally managed to capture and tag a Beck’s Petrel – one of the world’s rarest and least-known birds.
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.

OSPAR Wild - Protecting the Amazon of the Atlantic

Wed, 02/11/2016
Following rigorous and highly innovative scientific analysis, BirdLife has submitted a landmark proposal to OSPAR for a high seas Marine Protected Area (MPA)...

Human use of the sea from here to 2020

Tue, 06/09/2016

European seas have, over the years, been tragically misused by humans.

BirdLife Partners working across the...

Fri, 20/02/2015

Seabird and marine conservation experts are gathering this week in Hammamet, Tu

Landmark move to protect albatrosses in the...

Wed, 05/12/2012
New measures agreed by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission will have benefits for seabirds

Forest & Bird calls for submissions on...

Sun, 11/11/2012
Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) urges people to have a say on a government plan to reduce the numbers of seabirds killed every year by the fishing industry. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40,000 seabirds die each year in New Zealand waters after getting caught in fishing nets or on fishing hooks...

Marine conservation e-Atlas marks a breakthrough...

Mon, 15/10/2012
The e-Atlas covers 3,000 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and is the first global inventory of important sites for the conservation of migratory marine species

From Fiji to US Project Puffin – Blog by Sialesi...

Tue, 02/10/2012
In March this year, I was delighted to be awarded the Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship 2012. The fellowship allowed me to be part of a group of young biologists conducting seabird conservation studies whilst living on remote American islands off the Atlantic coast....

Palau shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award

Wed, 12/09/2012
The Palau Conservation Society (PCS - BirdLife Partner) are delighted that two of the six short-listed policies for the 2012 Future Policy Award are from their Pacific Island nation. The 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies...

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.

Beck’s pulls in at the petrel station

Tue, 12/06/2012
A BirdLife International survey in southern New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, has encountered the largest single aggregation of Critically Endangered Beck’s Petrel ever recorded.

Protecting marine biodiversity on International...

Tue, 22/05/2012
Marine Biodiversity is the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today.

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.

National assessment shows Australians must work...

Wed, 29/02/2012
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino'...

Wed, 15/02/2012
Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds.