Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Oct 24 (EFE).- The environmental organization SEO/BirdLife has started a new campaign to collect blinded seabirds in the Canary Islands due to light pollution, which will run until November 15, and like last year several than 100 samples were saved.
This year, the action is integrated into the activities of the ‘Life Natura@night’ project, which aims to combat the effects of artificial night light on biodiversity in 27 protected areas in three of the Macaronesian archipelagos (Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira). ..
The rescue campaign is supported by the help of volunteers who want to patrol the streets and the coast in some parts of the Canary Islands to take care of Cory’s shearwaters, which these days leave their nests to take the first flight, from land to sea, and is damaged by artificial light.
Every year, light pollution causes many young seabirds to become disoriented and fall into towns and cities in the Canary Islands, leaving them exposed to various dangers.
With this campaign, you can save these emblematic birds, which are particularly affected during new moon nights. EFE