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Facts & Figures On Albatross Deaths

Monday, 28 July 2003, 8:50 am | Birdlife International

There are 21 species of albatross in total of which 17 inhabit the coasts and islands of the Southern Ocean. More >>

Expedition targets pirates to halt albatross death

Monday, 28 July 2003, 8:49 am | Birdlife International

One of Britain’s most experienced sailors, who rowed the North Atlantic with round-the-world yachtsman Chay Blyth in 1966, is to take on the pirate fishing fleets responsible for the deaths of thousands of endangered seabirds every year. More >>

World’s biggest woodpecker species feared extinct

Monday, 14 July 2003, 3:00 pm | Birdlife International

Cambridge, 11th July 2003 – BirdLife International researchers have expressed their fear that the stunning Imperial Woodpecker, Campephilus imperialis, may now be extinct after an expedition to the last area reporting sightings of the bird found no evidence ... More >>

South Korea destroys its most important wetland

Monday, 7 July 2003, 9:21 am | Birdlife International

Cambridge, UK, 4th July 2003 – Despite prolonged national and international protests, South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun has announced the resumption of the highly-controversial project to reclaim the internationally-important Saemankeum wetland for industrial ... More >>

Threats to the environment posed by war in Iraq

Monday, 17 February 2003, 10:46 am | Birdlife International

Cambridge, UK, Sunday 16 February 2003 -- BirdLife International today identified the main threats to the environment posed by a war in Iraq in a dossier of information, maps and photographs sent to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the ... More >>