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  • Blog Post: Stamp out the slaughter

    Photo: Grahame Madge (rspb-images.com) Black browed albatrosses (like those above) are stunning birds. A pure white head with a black eye line that any 60's model would have been proud of, and an impressive wingspan of up to 2.5m (around 8 feet in old money). Like other albatrosses they mature...
  • Blog Post: A burden or a blessing?

    What a beautiful day! We've been making the most of the autumn sunshine, kayaking along the creeks that run through the salt marshes of the glorious north Norfolk coast. It's like a secret world, with chattering mallards, little egrets stalking their supper, curlews calling and flocks of starlings...
  • Blog Post: This got me hooked

    Guy Shorrock (rspb-images.com) I was excited to read that last week the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) made a landmark decision - all longline vessels in the Indian Ocean will now be required to use two seabird bycatch mitigation measures. This follows a similar decision made by the International...
  • Blog Post: Sweatin' for seabirds

    Hello, This is my a first blog post. A truly momentous day. It is thus only fitting that I commence this post the way that all good blog posts should commence: with a photo of two grown men sweating in bird costumes. One in orange pantaloons, the other in white leggings. Fortunately the photographer...
  • Blog Post: A cold reception

    By Cleo Small, Senior Policy Officer (Global Seabird Programme) Did you see the news this week about the widespread outrage at the proposed merger between the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and National Oceanography Centre? The merger is being put forward as a cost-cutting exercise by the Natural...
  • Blog Post: Hugh's...Crustacean Fight?

    By Rory Crawford, Senior Policy Officer (Global Seabird Programme) It definitely has less of a ring than Hugh's Fish Fight, but this week's show had a distinctly less fishy flavour – it focussed on krill, the tiny crustacean that props up the Antarctic food web. I don't say that...
  • Blog Post: Stamp collection

    When I was at school we were always collecting stamps for some cause or other, but as time moved on it seemed to fall out of favour, and was replaced by sponsored activities. Today, with the Royal Mail launching the last set in their series of 'Post and Go' bird stamps, I thought it was a good...
  • Blog Post: 320,000 reasons to support our campaign

    Fabiano Peppes (rspb-images.com) It is well established that seabirds die each year by being caught up in fishing lines, at rates that are pushing some species of albatross, petrels and shearwaters to the very edge of extinction. Orea Anderson, our Global Seabird Programme Policy Officer, will today...