Christopher Sands, Head of Communications
In this joined-up July & August issue of our newsletter, we, like so many of you, cast our eyes to the ocean. Our marine issue features a range of articles which capture our dedication to the ‘bounding main’ and her denizens, so many of which are threatened.  As Jules Verne wrote, in the sea one feels “life stirring on all sides”. Read more...
Readers ahoy! Our European Marine Conservation Officer, Marguerite Tarzia, has recently returned from a month-long scientific expedition across the wild North Atlantic aboard the research vessel RSS Discovery. Throughout the voyage, she chronicled her adventures in exploration and discovery in her blog, Journey to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Catch-up on the whole story right here!   

Stuck at your desk in August? Close your eyes and allow yourself to be swept away by Claude Debussy's rich orchestral depiction of the ocean - 'La Mer' (1905)
Bruna Campos explains why a ‘sea change’ in policy is needed to protect thousands of Europe’s seabirds from the threat of incidental bycatch in fishing gears.
At this year's “Summer Dream” evening, our CEO Patricia Zurita proudly presented an Arctic Tern statue to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his support to BirdLife's cause. 
Tania Pipa from SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) shares news of a very happy discovery on the tiny islet of Baixo off the 'White Island' of Graciosa in the Azores. 
"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. 
The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. 
It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite." 
Jules Verne 

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