Faroe Islands – Faroese Ornithological Society
Faroese Ornithological Society
Mission of the organisation
Bird watching and protection of birdlife.
– Continued with an active ringing programme, particularly of seabirds including numbers of auks, gulls, storm-petrels and skuas and continued to monitor seabirds, particularly Guillemot, Gannet and Kittiwake populations.
– Carried on research into contamination of Puffins and auks by feather lice.
50 years ago, during the 1972 UN Conference on the Environment in Stockholm, the world concluded that the environment was a major priority. While we celebrate this anniversary, we are also reeling from the 50-year-long failure of humanity to conserve nature as our grandparents knew it.
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.