Save the Albatross

Subject: Save the Albatross
From: Chris Harbard <>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 13:54:35 +0000
Apologies for cross-posting

BirdLife International and The RSPB have launched a new website - - as part of their ongoing campaign to halt damaging 
longline fishing.  The campaign will fund Operation Ocean Task Force which will 
put conservationists on board individual longline fishing boats to educate them 
in safe longlining methods which should reduce, even stop, seabird deaths due 
to longline fishing. 

The website includes information about albatrosses, the problems of longline 
fishing, and the solutions proposed.  Support is being given by a wide range of 
famous people and their messages will be posted as they arrive.  

Articles, diary pages and news will be added to the site and when the Volvo 
Ocean Race, a supporter of the campaign, starts then there will be commentary 
from the crew on board the boats as they pass through albatross waters. 
BirdLife partners along the route will aslo be lending their support. 

Support the campaign with donations and by telling others about it and about 
the website. 

Please send any written contributions for the website or messages of support to 
 and they will be considered for inclusion on the website. 

Chris Harbard
(44) 1767 680551 (RSPB)
(44) 7739 793958 mobile

Visit and do your bit

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