Saturday, September 10, 2011

Killing Albatross

It is considered bad luck to kill an albatross, so how much bad luck to kill a species. We aren't only threatening one species but all species of Albatross. Albatross will go the same way as the dodo if we don't make our oceans a safe, clean and productive, place for them.

Slide show courtesy The Friends Of Worldbirds
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We are creating a new look page for them which hi-lights their plight.
World Number Common Name Scientific Name Status Taxon Serial Number
3929 Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans Vulnerable TSN: 723282
Antipodean Albatross Diomedea (exulans) antipodensis Vulnerable TSN: 174525
Tristan Albatross Diomedea (exulans) dabbenena Critically Endangered TSN: 723281
3930 Amsterdam Island Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis Critically Endangered TSN: 723280
3931 Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora Vulnerable TSN: 723277
Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea (epomorpha) sanfordi Endangered TSN: 723278
3932 Waved Albatross Diomedea irrorata Critically Endangered TSN: 562021
3933 Short-tailed Albatross Diomedea albatrus Vulnerable TSN: 554377
3934 Black-footed Albatross Diomedea nigripes Endangered TSN: 554379
3935 Laysan Albatross Diomedea immutabilis Near Threatened TSN: 554378
3936 Black-browed Albatross Diomedea melanophris Endangered TSN: 723285
3937 Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta Near Threatened TSN: 554451
3938 Grey-headed Albatross Diomedea chrysostoma Vulnerable TSN: 563381
3939 Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Diomedea chlororhynchos Endangered TSN: 554452
3940 Buller's Albatross Diomedea bulleri Near Threatened TSN: 563380
3941 Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca Endangered TSN: 174530
3942 Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata Near Threatened TSN: 174530
Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri Endangered TSN: 554452
Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita Vulnerable TSN: 723287
Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida Vulnerable TSN: 723284
There are links to Birdlife Int, please support their efforts to protect these and other species.  We must stop using the sea as a dumping ground, we must ban all long line fishing and we must protect there nest sites.

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