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Tag: Richard Phillips BAS

  • Thursday, April 30th 2020 - 07:55 UTC

    Plastic pollution continues to reach sub-Antarctic islands

    Plastic debris collected from the nest of a wandering albatross on Bird Island. (Pic BAS)

    Food wrapping, fishing gear and plastic waste continue to reach the Antarctic. Two new studies into how plastic debris is reaching sub-Antarctic islands are published in the journal Environment International.

  • Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 - 09:45 UTC

    Albatrosses ‘Bird-borne’ radar project to enhance UK Overseas Territories environment

    One of the successful schemes will see albatrosses and petrels benefit from further research using ‘bird-borne’ radar devices

    Seventeen innovative new projects will receive UK Government funding through the Darwin Plus initiative, to help protect and enhance the environment in the UK Overseas Territories. The seventh round of funding under the initiative, worth around £3.75m, will be shared amongst 17 projects around the globe. The funding will support international nature and help to achieve many of the commitments in the UK Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.