A single longline vessel fishing in New Zealand was responsible for the deaths of 36 albatrosses, including 12 Chatham Albatrosses, a Critically Endangered species more threatened than the Mountain Gorilla, Giant Panda, or Snow Leopard. Considering that, according to BirdLife International, 19 of the world’s 22 species of albatross are now threatened with extinction, unregulated longlining should be prohibited immediately.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.