Albatrosses are stunning, long-lived seabirds that spend much of their lives soaring over the ocean. But bycatch is driving population declines and tragically 15 of the 22 albatross species are threatened with extinction. . It’s estimated that around 100,000 albatrosses are killed this way every year.
The RSPB and BirdLife International are tackling this problem by working with fisheries, from those catching fish to those involved in fishing policy regionally, nationally and internationally.