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The Antipodean Albatross travels thousands of miles in search of food © Stephanie Borrelle

New tracking data pinpoints danger zones for...

Tue, 13/04/2021
Without action, the Antipodean Albatross could go extinct within our lifetimes. To prevent this tragedy, researchers satellite-tracked 63 albatrosses to discover where they encounter the highest accidental ‘bycatch’ in tuna fishing fleets. Find out how we’re working to make these danger zones safe.

BirdLife International Marine Programme:...

Mon, 08/03/2021
Today, on Monday 8th March, we're celebrating International Women's Day. We're celebrating the incredible work of the Albatross Task Force women, whose dedication helps give our wonderful albatrosses a fighting chance. We recently caught up with some of them to find out more about what they do.
Wandering albatross on South Georgia

Living with albatross: Bird Island human stars –...

Mon, 30/03/2020
We continue our conversation with Alex Dodds, one of British Antarctic Survey’s albatross field assistants based on the frontline of albatross conservation, Bird Island in South Georgia. You can read part one here, where Alex explained what it was like sharing your neighbourhood with albatrosses, penguins and seals!
Juvenile Wandering Albatross wearing tracking device on Bird Island, South Georgia © Alex Dodds

New study: are teen seabirds safe?

Wed, 05/02/2020
Seabirds have an exploratory adolescent phase, often looking for food in ocean areas quite different to breeding adults. A new collaborative BirdLife study warns that current seabird protection measures should not neglect such crucial stages of seabird development.
Aves Argentinas staff demonstrate bird-safe measures to fishermen © Albatross Task Force

Albatross Task Force in the Americas: working...

Wed, 29/01/2020
BirdLife's Albatross Task Force works with fishing crews on board their ships to introduce seabird-saving measures in focal countries. Here's an update of the programme's successes in the Americas.
Albatross researcher on Bird Island

Living with albatrosses: Bird Island human stars...

Wed, 18/12/2019
If you have been following along with #AlbatrossStories and watching the nest cams of Greta, you will have seen the extreme changeability of sub-Antarctic weather. We spoke with Alex Dodds, of British Antarctic Survey, living and working on Bird Island, to get her story about living with albatross.

It’s not all plain sailing for seabirds, but with...

Fri, 07/06/2019
As we celebrate World Environment Day and World Ocean Day with #AlbatrossStories, we’re taking a look at a conservation tale of terrible decline, but one which we have the power to give a happy ending.

News from Bird Island – Bobby has Fledged!

Thu, 30/05/2019
An incredible milestone for one of our #AlbatrossStories chicks.
Wandering Albatross © Derren Fox

#AlbatrossStories: Behind the lens with extreme...

Tue, 14/05/2019
We caught researcher and #AlbatrossStories photographer Derren Fox for an exclusive interview. Derren has spent over four years on Bird Island. As he leaves this sub-Antarctic wonderland for the second time, he reflects on his photography journey, what it’s like living alongside charismatic and magnificent albatross, and why campaigns like #AlbatrossStories are needed more than ever.

Help name our albatross stars!

Fri, 22/02/2019
This year the Albatross Task Force is following four albatross stars from Bird Island, South Georgia. We need to come up with names for them by March 19th. Can you help us?