Monday, June 05, 2006

New research reveals alarming albatross decline


© Chris Harbard (RSPB)

"New research from South Georgia reveals that three species of albatross nesting on the islands have declined at an alarming rate over the past 30 years and unless these declines can be halted or reversed, the islands' albatrosses could face extinction. This research shows that the islands, a UK Overseas Territory, have lost nearly one third of their wandering albatross population since 1984 and that two other species breeding at South Georgia - the black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses - are also suffering similar rates of decline."

Link: Full Story from Save The Albatross

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