About the book
In this book, at least the following bird groups and families are included as seabirds, namely albatrosses, auks, boobies, cormorants, eiders, frigatebirds, fulmars, gannets, grebes, guillemots, gulls, jaegers, kittiwakes, loons, noddies, penguins, petrels, prions, puffins, razorbills, scoters, shags, shearwaters, skimmers, skuas, storm-petrels, terns and tropic-birds. After monitoring the populations on 162 species it was noted that the global seabirds have declined by 70% between 1950 and 2010 and that some families, like terns, have suffered an almost 90% decrease in numbers after 1950. Global climate change and the disappearance of food sources are often mentioned as the main causes of the decrease in seabird populations. And we know that the plastic waste and oil spills are also taking their toll in seabird numbers.
This book aims to find new technologies and bright ideas on how we can improve seabird conservation. Definitely, it requires changes in the fishing methods and better control of the human activities in and nearby the seabird colonies.