National Audubon Society World Albatross Day Petition

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Following #WorldAlbatrossDay last week, the Albatross and Petrel Conservation Act was introduced this week to conserve some of the most endangered seabirds on the planet. The act would implement an international conservation agreement that covers 31 species of albatrosses, petrels, and shearwaters.⁠

It aims to help seabirds like albatrosses, which spend 90% of their lives at sea, crossing international boundaries to nest and find food, since protections like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act aren’t available to these birds once they leave U.S. waters. To prevent these highly migratory birds from becoming hooked on fishing lines, international cooperation is needed.⁠

“These species spend most of their lives on the open ocean, but too often die tragic and avoidable deaths after becoming hooked on fishing lines and drowning. This legislation is the first step to the U.S. joining this treaty, which will encourage all nations to save these seabirds using the full suite of conservation measures that the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels provides,” says Anna Weinstein, Audubon’s director of marine conservation. ⁠

Tap the link in our bio to take action and urge your U.S. Senators to support this bill to #SaveTheSeabirds. ⁠

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