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Montevideo, December 4th 2023 - 06:37 UTC

Tag: Birdlife

  • Monday, November 13th 2023 - 20:34 UTC

    Gentoo penguins: Dive, forage, love? Fitter penguins dive deeper

    Thousands of gentoo penguins live and hunt, using the Falkland Islands as a breeding zone for their tiny chicks.

    Sarah McComb Turbitt, marine biologist from the University of British Columbia illustrates us with a new study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, from Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé, principal investigator and associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF). The article interesting enough refers Gentoo penguins in the Falkland Islands.

  • Tuesday, April 28th 2020 - 15:35 UTC

    New research shows sustainable fishing and conservation can coexist

    A key landmark for seabirds and seals was a two-month extension to the closure of krill fisheries throughout the entire MPA

    By surfbirds (*) – Our oceans are in trouble. Globally, poor fishing practices are directly damaging to marine wildlife, and overfishing can deplete food resources for animals such as seabirds and seals. However, research by BirdLife's Marine Program, in association with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, (BAS) and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), shows that under current climate conditions, sustainable fisheries can exist alongside conservation measures for seabirds and seals in a well-managed Marine Protected Area.

  • Tuesday, December 26th 2017 - 09:23 UTC

    Antipodean Albatross in breeding crisis; Falklands' Black-browed surveys show numbers are increasing

    Food shortages are sending the female Antipodean Albatross (Left) on longer, and more perilous, foraging trips © Kath Walker

    Antipodean Albatrosses court for years, mate for life and work together to raise their young – but human activity is causing a sex ratio imbalance that is destroying their lifelong romance. This year, they have been uplisted to Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to worrying population declines.

  • Wednesday, August 8th 2012 - 06:57 UTC

    Black-browed Albatross success in Falklands not reflected in South Georgia

    Black-browed population in SG appears to be in decline

    The July edition of the South Georgia Newsletter has an interesting comment on the recent announcement that the Falklands’ population of black-browed Albatross has seen a healthy increase in the number of breeding birds, information that has been submitted to BirdLife International for use in the Red List assessment process

  • Monday, June 27th 2011 - 16:17 UTC

    Falklands, South Georgia success in minimizing long-line fishing seabird bycatch

    Dr Martin Collins of South Georgia Government: ‘eliminating seabird by-catch, can be achieved with careful mitigation measures’

    A study has revealed that at least 160,000 and potentially in excess of 320,000 seabirds are killed annually in longline fisheries globally. Some previous studies have assessed the level of seabird by catching longline fisheries for particular regions and groups of seabirds, but this is the first study to provide a global estimate of by-catch of all seabirds in longline fisheries.

  • Thursday, July 29th 2010 - 05:36 UTC

    UK Overseas Territories “fifth in world league table of bird extinctions”

    South Georgia contains millions of seabirds threatened by non-native mammals

    Put together the UK’s 16 Overseas Territories (including Falklands and South Georgia) are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs, according to BirdLife International site.