News Marine

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.

First assessment of Endangered Northern...

Sun, 05/02/2012
A survey to assess the penguins’ population has started. The latest counts suggest the breeding population hasn’t suffered as much as anticipated.

New stronghold for Japanese Murrelet found

Mon, 23/01/2012
A recent study led by the Wild Bird Society of Japan has found that the Izu Islands, on the Pacific side of Japan, hold the second largest concentration of the threatened Japanese Murrelet

Fiji Petrel crash-lands in Gau

Fri, 16/12/2011
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti recently recovered and released a Fiji Petrel after it landed in a village on Gau Island, Fiji, where this enigmatic species is believed to breed.

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.

Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil...

Thu, 13/10/2011
Hundreds of dead birds have already been found along the Bay of Plenty coastline as a result of the Rena oil spill disaster but these represent just a fraction of the affected wildlife, Forest & Bird have said.