Subantarctic Pollution & The Wandering Albatross

The Clipperton Project
- working alongside the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), the 5 Gyres Institute, Seertech Solutions, Creative Scotland and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of the Republic in Uruguay - will embark on a major expedition to South Georgia in March 2014 in order to undertake plastic surveys and study other issues appertaining to the decrease in Wandering Albatross populations at some of the island's most remote and inhospitable locations.

The Wandering Albatross is an animal facing extinction because of ingrained human behaviour; behaviour which includes long-line fishing and plastic pollution. Even in the remote subantarctic, plastics are impacting marine wildlife.

While we work closely with international research institutes and organisations, we are in need of extra support because of the scope of our international outreach, which is key to achieving our aims.

Neither the Wandering Albatross nor its threats respond to human-set boundaries, and neither do we.

Our Team

Gordon Liddle - Expedition Leader - Scotland

Pearse Buchanan - Biological Oceanographer - Australia

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Kimberly Onton - Seabird Ecologist - Australia

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Dominic Mochan - Teacher - Scotland

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Felipe Sanmartin Suñer - Social Historian - Spain

Reece Pedler - Ornithologist - Australia

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Dave Wheeler - Meteorologist - Scotland

Sybren Renema - Artist & Musician - Holland

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Alejandro Irigoyen Lazzeri - Engineer & Businessman - Mexico

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Sergio Sanchez - Sound Recordist & Photographer - Mexico

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Arturo Lavin - Photographer & Businessman - Mexico

Perdita Phillips - Contempory Artist - Australia

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Natasha Hardy - Marine Scientist - Australia

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... ALL will work together for the Wandering Albatross
... ALL will communicate environmental stewardship
... ALL are Subantarctic Expeditionaries

The expedition’s findings will tour the world, freely available, through:

Why The Clipperton Project?

When the census is complete, that's when the work really begins. We will take the plight of the Wandering Albatross to the global community.

We passionately believe in the power of people and community, in the remarkable things we can achieve when working together. Our work will not only highlight the plight of the Wandering Albatross, but will also educate for the future. In particular, the future for our environment.

Bringing together passionate and inspiring people from so many nationalities for the cause of conservation and scientific understanding of this majestic bird will inform people, but, more importantly, will also demonstrate to them what they can achieve when they decide to participate in their own lives – because we can all be expeditionaries.

Other affiliates that we continue to work with in other regions include, but are not limited to:

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