Sustainable Tuna? There’s a Catch

Every year hundreds of thousands of seabirds die as bycatch in fishing gear. BirdLife is joining a call to reduce this number by enforcing mitigation measures through observer coverage. You can join the campaign by signing the petition here.

Unless you work in conservation, ‘bycatch’ is probably not a word you hear very often. In fact, it may be something you’ve never heard of before. And yet bycatch — when animals get  unintentionally caught and killed in fishing gear — is one of the biggest threats to seabirds in the world.

Collectively, seabirds are one of the most threatened group of birds on the earth. Nearly one third of all species are Globally Threatened with extinction, and nearly half are experiencing population declines. Bycatch is a big part of these statistics.

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After the Storm: Can This Rediscovered Bird Recover?

Amongst the destruction and tragedy on Grand Bahama caused by Hurricane Matthew, there is an untold story of a rediscovered bird. But with a potential population of just two, can the Bahama Nuthatch recover?

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Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

26. June 2019
Gavia arctica (Arctic Loon) 4 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, RESTRICTED
Haliaeetus albicilla (White-tailed Sea-eagle) 1 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, RESTRICTED
Grus grus (Eurasian Crane) 2 Agu Leivits, Meelis Leivits Saarde vald, Kalita küla
Grus grus (Eurasian Crane) 1 Agu Leivits, Meelis Leivits Saarde vald, Kalita küla
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe) 6 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Toolse küla
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull) 1 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Toolse küla
Charadrius hiaticula (Common Ringed Plover) 6 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Toolse küla
Mergus serrator (Red-breasted Merganser) 4 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Toolse küla
Mergus merganser (Goosander) 11 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Toolse küla
Cygnus olor (Mute Swan) 4 Vilja Padonik, Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Toolse küla