Conserving endangered species of birds
Synonyms: Protecting endangered species of birds
Reducing number of birds at risk of extinction
Preventing extinction of bird species at risk
Implementation: Long fishing lines that spare the dolphin but kill albatrosses is a problem everyone wants to solve, for even the fishermen would sooner catch fish than birds. According to a 1995 report, various solutions were tried, such as attaching streamers to the back of the boat to scare away the birds or casting the hooks away from the ship's wake so they will sink faster. Norway went further, by adapting its boats to cast out the lines from under the stern, so the baited hooks never break the surface, whereas New Zealand wanted a ban on long lines.
Counter Claim: At its precipitous rate of decline, all efforts may come too late to save the wandering albatross from oblivion.
References: Greenway, James C: Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the WorldKing, Warren B: Endangered Birds of the World: the ICBP bird red data bookCollar, N J, et al: The ICBP / IUCN Red Data Book: threatened birds of the AmericasCollar N and Stuart, S N: The IUCN Red Data Book: threatened birds of Africa and related islandsJuana, Eduardo de and MartÃnez, Carmen: European Union Species Action Plan Little Bustard [Tetrax tetrax]Kollar, Hans Peter: Action Plan for the Great Bustard [Otis tarda] in EuropeGonzalez, Cristina: Action Plan for the Dark-Tailed Laurel Pigeon [Columba bollii]Crockford, N et al: Action Plan for the Corncrake [Crex crex] in EuropeGonzalez, Cristina: Action Plan for the Blue Chaffinch [Fringilla teydea]Ramos, Jamie A: Action Plan for the Azores Bullfinch [Pyrrhula murina]Heredia, Borja: Action Plan for the Aquatic Warbler [Acrocephalus paludicola] in EuropeGonzalez, Cristina: Action Plan for the White-Tailed Laurel Pigeon [Columba junoniae]Oliveira, Paulo and Heredia, Borja: Action Plan for the Madeira Laurel Pigeon [Columba trocaz]
Subjects: Evolution and speciesBirdsPreventionProtectionHazardsEndangered speciesDestructionConservation
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies