News marine policy

The Tristan Albatross flies vast distances in search of food, putting it at risk from international fishing fleets © Oli Yates

Tristan Albatross falling through gaps in...

Tue, 22/06/2021
With a new protected area and a campaign to remove invasive mice, there have been many recent advances in the conservation of this Critically Endangered albatross. But our work isn’t over yet. Discover the measures in place to safeguard the species – and the gaps that still need to be filled.
The Waved Albatross' impressive wingspan helps is roam thousands of miles © Mike's Birds

Seabirds spend nearly 40% of time beyond national...

Wed, 03/03/2021
Scientists have found that albatrosses and large petrels spend 39% of their time on the high seas – areas of ocean where no single country has jurisdiction. How can we make sure these vital habitats don’t fall through the cracks?
A courtship display between Tristan Albatrosses (Critically Endangered) © Andy Schofield

World’s remotest islands become one of largest...

Fri, 13/11/2020
Today, UK overseas territory Tristan da Cunha – a remote island chain in the South Atlantic – has been declared a Marine Protection Zone, safeguarding habitat for millions of seabirds, fish and mammals.

External Dimension of the European Common...

Thu, 23/07/2020

While EU fish stocks are severely overfished, around 1,000 European vessels are authori

Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

Fri, 10/04/2020
European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who p
Little Spiderhunter © Bjorn Olesen

Revealed: the proposed global plan for nature...

Fri, 17/01/2020
This October, world leaders will meet in China to discuss a new set of biodiversity targets that will decide the fate of nature on this planet. A first draft of the targets was released this week: here's everything you need to know about this critical turning point for conservation.

Want to save seabirds? Follow them.

Tue, 06/11/2018
A new study used tracking data from 52 seabirds over 20 years to help scientists understand how to best protect them.

The Living Infinite

Wed, 16/08/2017
In the editorial of the special 'marine' edition of our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands casts his eyes to the ocean.

What's the catch? The fate of Europe's...

Mon, 14/08/2017
Bruna Campos explains why a ‘sea change’ in policy is needed to protect thousands of Europe’s seabirds from the threat of incidental bycatch in fishing gears.

Permission to come aboard Captain!

Tue, 13/12/2016
Bruna Campos & Marguerite Tarzia – Policy Officer and Conservation Officer in the BirdLife ECA Marine team – wish seabirds a safe flight over the perilous oceans.