An estimated 100.000 albatrosses are killed in fisheries every year. Considering mature albatross of some species 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 sea birds.
The RSPB and BirdLife International have developed the Albatross Task Force, a global team that works with fishermen to save the albatross from extinction.
The project educates 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, a project of BirdLife International, watch the video below or visit the website savethealbatross.net