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Montevideo, August 17th 2022 - 22:06 UTC

Tag: Black-browed albatross

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:54 UTC

    Falklands Conservation 2-year project to eliminate invasive species from New Island

    Phyl Rendell, commented: “Securing Darwin Plus funding to investigate the possible restoration program for New Island is a major step forward in the preservation of a key Falklands’ habitat”

    Falklands Conservation (FC) has announced the launching of its new Darwin Plus-funded project for long-term restoration work on New Island Nature Reserve. New Island is one of the remotest islands in the Falklands archipelago, which runs a wildlife reserve and centre for scientific research, expected to considerably improve with the appointment of a new Bio-security and Invasives Manager.

  • Tuesday, January 29th 2019 - 21:40 UTC

    Chile Announces New Marine Protected Area

        An albatross flies over the Drake Passage.

    Today Chile announced the creation of its newest marine protected area, the Diego Ramírez-Drake Passage Marine Park. Located in the Magallanes region, it is the southernmost park in the Americas and one of the last pristine areas in the world.

  • Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 09:19 UTC

    Amazing new invention from UK business ready to save the Southern Ocean’s Albatross

    Dead black-browed Albatross in Uruguay fishery ( Credit M. Abreu, BirdLife International )

    Globally, an albatross dies on a fishing hook every 5 seconds. Since working with Falklands Conservation from 1996-2005, biologist Becky Ingham has wanted to help prevent the decline of these iconic birds. The Hookpod is a clever new invention that catches fish, not birds and here Becky tells us how ot works.

  • Monday, October 22nd 2012 - 03:16 UTC

    UK launches environmental and climate fund for Overseas Territories

    Latest reports indicate a healthy increase in the numbers of black-browed albatrosses  (Photo by Jeff Shea)

    The UK has launched a new Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund, which consolidates funds from the Foreign Office, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department for International Development, dedicated to environmental and conservation projects in those territories.

  • 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

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2012 - 16:42 UTC

    Falkland Islands black-browed albatross no longer endangered, says ACAP

    The Black-browed albatross has been classified as endangered since 2003 in the IUCN Red List.

    The conservation status of the Falkland Islands Black-browed albatross could be down listed from endangered based on ground and aerial surveys carried out in 2010, ACAP* Coordinator Anton Wolfaardt reported to the Falklands’ Environmental Committee.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 13:43 UTC

    Flying with the Albatross

    THE British Royal Navy and the company British International helicopters have been assisting Islander conservationists in vital surveys of the majestic Black-browed albatross in the Falkland Islands.