The Amsterdam Albatross is listed on the Critically Endangered with less than 100 mature individuals left on the Earth!
The population upon discovery was just 5 breeding pairs; with conservation this has increased to 18 to 25 breeding pairs. The world population is estimated at 80 mature individuals and a total of some 130 birds. The island on which this albatross breeds has undergone a significant decline in habitat condition due to the introduction of feral cats and cattle, while the birds are threatened at sea by the practice of longline fishing.
BAN longline fishing on Amsterdam Island !
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