Seabird sentinels: mapping potential bycatch risk using bird-borne radar


Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Ref: DPLUS092

Status: Current

Round:
7
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Birdlife International
Start Date:
01-04-19
End Date:
31-12-21
Funding:
£269,420.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Island biodiversity
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, In situ
Specific Tools:
Monitoring, Cepa, Research training
Countries:
Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Project Summary:
The project will link habitat preference, activity patterns and detections from novel bird-borne radars to quantify interactions of tracked wandering albatrosses with legal and illegal fishing vessels in the South Atlantic. Areas and periods of highest susceptibility to bycatch will be mapped for birds of different age and sex. We will engage with stakeholders to use project results for this iconic species to better target bycatch observer programmes, monitor compliance with bycatch mitigation and highlight impacts of bycatch on seabirds.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS092 App (edited)
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2019-10-09 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS092 HYR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS092 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2020-08-26 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS092 HYR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS092 AR2 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS092 HYR3 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00