News Seabirds

A month is a long time in BirdLife

Fri, 07/05/2010 - 13:37

A round up of BirdLife top stories for April 2010.

Oil reaches Important Bird Areas

Thu, 06/05/2010 - 08:15

Reports of oil reaching the Chandeleur Islands mark the initial assault of the massive Gulf Oil Spill on the first of 25 recognised Important Bird Areas (IBAs) that line the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to south Florida. Designated by Audubon (BirdLife Partner) in conjunction with BirdLife International, the sites provide essential habitats to hundreds of species. South of Gulfport, Mississippi, the Chandeleurs are breeding habitat for Sandwich and Royal Terns, plus Brown Pelicans—only recently removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list and just beginning to bounce back.

Americas

A baseline for conservation and livelihoods in Palau

Wed, 28/04/2010 - 18:00

The Palau Conservation Society (PCS, BirdLife in Palau), together with BirdLife International and other partners, is implementing a project to eradicate invasive alien mammals on the islands of the Kayangel atoll, Palau.

Pacific

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

List of Penguin Species

Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:16

Here’s a list of Penguin species. In total there are 18 species in the penguin family, of which 11 are Globally Threatened according to BirdLife on behalf of the IUCN Red List.

Impacts of Invasive Species - Tristan Albatross chicks being eaten alive by House Mice - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:51

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

Africa

RSPB interview with Huw Irranca-Davies - UK Minister for Marine and Natural Environment at Defra - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 14:41

Interview by Euan Dunn (RSPB's Head of Marine) with Huw Irranca-Davies - UK Minister for Marine and Natural Environment at Defra.

Europe and Central Asia

Pages