Albatross Help
Photograph by Frans Lanting
How to Help
December 2007
Wings of the Albatross
Roaming farther than any animal on earth, albatrosses are magnificent masters of the air, inspiring awe in all who are privileged to see them. But these beautiful seabirds are also the most threatened family of birds in the world. Most albatross species are declining—rapidly. More than 100,000 albatrosses drown each year in fishing gear set by long-liners and trawl netters on the open ocean. Below is a list of organizations that are working toward mitigating that problem. The solutions exist. A reversal of the albatross's decline is achievable:

BirdLife International
This organization coordinates the international campaign to protect albatrosses and other seabirds.

Blue Ocean Institute
This coalition works with fishermen to develop and promote responsible fishing practices.

Falklands Conservation
Concentrating on the protection wildlife, Falkands Conservation focuses on the South Atlantic region.

Projeto Albatroz
Based in Brazil, this group works with the fishing industry to adopt seabird-safe techniques.

Southern Seabird Solutions
Working in the Australia-New Zealand region, SSS promotes fishing practices that avoid seabird mortality.

TOPP: Tracking of Pacific Predators
TOPP tracks animals from albatrosses to great white sharks across the Pacific basin.

Wildlife Conservation Society
Home to the world's largest colony of black-browed albatrosses, WCS protects the Falklands' Jason Islands.

World Wildlife Fund
Sponsors of an annual "Smart Gear Competition", WWF tries to inspire innovative solutions to reduce fisheries bycatch.