Latest issue of Sea Change published on the web
Sea Change is the Newsletter of the Global Seabird Programme of BirdLife International. The GSP is co-ordinated on behalf of the BirdLife International Partnership by the United Kingdom’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. From its small beginnings in South Africa in 1997 with a staff of one, it has now grown to a unit of 12, based in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, South Africa and the UK, with further expansion to Namibia and Uruguay expected soon. The GSP runs both the “Save the Albatross Campaign” and the Albatross Task Force which aims to help fishers adopt seabird-friendly measures.
Issue No. 3 for November 2007 contains an article on the Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena of Gough Island, threatened at sea from longlining and on land by the introduced House Mice Mus musculus. This Endangered albatross is the subject of ACAP’s first environmental poster (see ACAP news item dated 16 October 2007).
News from John Cooper, ACAP Honorary Information Officer