SAVE OUR SHEARWATERS (S.O.S) APPEAL

Developed countries alone spend $17 billion annually on petfood and $34 billion each year on slimming products. It is thus clear to us that the developed world could fund effective conservation if it chose to (Balmford & Whitten 2003)

 

Most of the world's seabirds obtain their food by skimming it off the surface of the ocean.  Unfortunately for them, plastic floats.  And often it looks like food. 

A Shearwater chick on Lord Howe Is. has been fed so much plastic by its parent, it doesnt survive to make its first flight out to sea.
A Shearwater chick on Lord Howe Is. has been fed so much plastic by its parent, it doesnt survive to make its first flight out to sea.

By making a donation to the SAVE OUR SHEARWATERS appeal, you'll be supporting research aimed at protecting marine wildlife from the effects of plastic pollution.

 

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS can be made through Monash University Giving (Project: S01802/3949142) by clicking HERE

 

You can also donate through the BIRDORABLE charity campaign HERE

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Donation Amount
Covers the cost of...
 
$26 Lord Howe Island Research Station lab rental fee (per day)
 
$45 Analysing one feather sample to determine the extent of heavy metal contamination in that individual bird  
$77

Lord Howe Island Research Station accomodation (per night)

 
$100 Lord Howe Island bicycle hire (per week)
 

 

 

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Australian Geographic, Hutton & Lavers, Sep 2011
Australian Geographic, Hutton & Lavers, Sep 2011
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