Far out to sea between South Africa and Antarctica, and ravaged almost incessantly by the ‘roaring forties’ winds, the bleakly beautiful oceanic outposts of Marion and Prince Edward Islands are home to a huge wealth of seabirds and marine mammals. But in this remote and hostile environment, it is a diminutive introduced predator that is necessitating major conservation action to restore the balance of nature.
It’s World Albatross Day and we’re celebrating the incredible lives of the world’s most threatened seabirds and sharing the efforts of BirdLife Partners working to protect albatrosses around the world.
The BirdLife Partnership has achieved a great deal in its first 100 years. In the second part of our special anniversary series, we take a look at some pivotal moments that capture the spirit of the organisation and showcase its conservation achievements.
The world’s countries are currently negotiating a new agreement to protect marine life and govern impacts of activities in the high seas. These discussions will define the future of a vast stretch of ocean previously seen by many as ‘out of sight, out of mind’.
Gender inequality is an endemic, crippling problem affecting every corner of society, tainting development and furthering injustices. The conservation world is no exception. Numerous gender gaps still persist in this field, and some are hidden in spaces one would expect them the least.
A lot has happened in the 38 years since the first version of this book was published. This masterful revision of the classic seabird guide uses the latest discoveries to assemble an indispensable reference for birders and researchers alike.
Bycatch from fishing is killing Europe’s seabirds in huge and unsustainable numbers. Jeremy Herry exposes the scale of the problem and sheds lights on the simple solutions that could turn things around – with enough political will.
2021 has been a whirlwind of activity for the BirdLife Partnership, carried out against a background of constantly-changing global events. Amid this, there have been two high-profile environmental conferences, a history-defining human rights campaign, and a wealth of conservation successes made possible through the tireless dedication of our staff, Partners and you. Here are just a few examples.
What will you remembered for? By leaving a legacy to BirdLife, you can help us secure a future for birds, nature and the environment. Discover some of the conservation successes that were made possible through the generous support of our donors.