Race to Save the Albatross

Earth Report
S11:Ep422 mins2006

In the last few decades the albatross has come under threat of extinction. Although the birds were traditionally a symbol of good luck for the mariner, the mariner is now becoming a symbol of bad luck for the albatross. Long-line fishing drowns thousands of birds as they dive for baited hooks, but new low-cost fishing methods can cut dramatically the numbers of birds killed. Earth Report investigates if there is still time to reverse the trend and save this majestic, iconic bird.

Video Language: English