Thursday, October 06, 2005

Backing for albatross campaign

"The broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough is the latest public figure to back saving the albatross. Sir David has given his backing to an RSPB and BirdLife International project which trains fishermen in albatross- friendly fishing techniques. He is joined by organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race; existing supporters include Prince Charles and Ellen MacArthur. An estimated 100,000 albatrosses die each year on hooks of longline fishing boats; most species face extinction."

Link: Full article from BBC News

Albatross image courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service

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