Spatial segregation and bycatch risk of seabirds at South Georgia


South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Ref: DPLUS120

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Birdlife International
Start Date:
01-03-21
End Date:
31-10-23
Funding:
£269,233.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Marine, Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Production:
Fisheries
Threats To Biodiversity:
Over exploitation
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, Migratory species
Specific Tools:
Monitoring, Cepa, Research, Research training
Countries:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Despite measures to minimise bycatch of South Georgia’s globally important populations of seabirds, albatross and petrel populations are still declining, and at different rates across the archipelago. We will use biologging devices to track grey-headed albatrosses and white-chinned petrels from different colonies. We aim to characterise variation in colony-specific overlap of birds with fishing fleets, identify high-risk areas, and inform a more focussed approach to engaging with fisheries to better understand and address impacts of bycatch on these threatened species.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS120 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS120 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS120 HYR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00