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.

Monday, September 5, 2011

How dare they be so stupid.

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has raised concerns about whether Sea Eagles could differentiate between children and their natural prey. They haven't got any creditable argument so they use an incredible one. These morally bankrupt people will say anything to justify killing a superb creature.
They have lost the argument now they have lost their marbles.
The Sea eagles have managed to avoid killing people so far not just in Scotland but Worldwide. Sea Eagles have good reason to fear people and do not attack children.
White-tailed Eagles are the fifth largest of the worlds Eagles and are magnificent birds. They were persecuted to extinction in Brittain by people who knew no better, Now they have a second chance and we have a second chance to prove we have moved out of the dark ages and can coexist with nature. Don't let anyone spoil that chance.

A new page for the Grebes.

We have a new style page for the Podicipediformes order, which consists of one family
Podicipedidae. Three species have recently become extinct, the last one, the Alaotra Grebe was officially recorded as extinct this year.
We are editing all species pages and have done about half. There is more data, videos, photos, slide shows & sound recordings. Hope you enjoy and don't forget to have the sound on.

 Hoary-headed Grebe - immature
 Photo By aaardvaark Julian Robinson December 5, 2009 © all rights reserved