100.000 albatrosses are estimated to be killed during fishing activities every year. Considering that some species of mature albatrosses lay one egg every two years, this mortality rate is not sustainable.
A global campaign by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is achieving tangible results in the conservation of these endangered seabirds.
The RSPB and BirdLife International have developed the Albatross Task Force, an international team that is on a mission to reduce seabird bycatch by 80 percent in some of the deadliest fisheries for albatrosses.
The project trains fishermen and industry stakeholders in seven seabird bycatch hotspots worldwide, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Namibia, South Africa and Uruguay to implement appropriate bycatch reduction measures on board vessels.
To learn more about Albatross Task Force, BirdLife International’s project, please, watch the video below or visit the website savethealbatross.net