Tag: seabirds

A ballooning environmental problem

A latex balloon removed from compost after 14 weeks. Picture: Morgan Gilmour

There’s no question balloons are fun but there’s a growing awareness that the volume of discarded and degrading balloons is also contributing to the plastic litter that is proving harmful for our environment, and deadly for wildlife. Claims that biodegradable latex balloons are the environmentally responsible alternative to the mylar […]

Kickstarting the Hookpod

The reliable, inexpensive and accessible Hookpod device is the brainchild of Birdlife International’s Ben Sullivan, and brothers Pete and Ben Kibel, and is designed to reduce seabird casualties from longline fishing, a practice that has contributed to 15 of the world’s 22 species of albatross being threatened with extinction. During […]