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About when balloons fly, seabirds die.
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Measuring the impact of this campaign
Meet the seabirds most affected by balloons
Flesh-footed Shearwaters - near threatened
These migratory birds breed in colonies, with one of their main colonies found on Lord Howe Island. Here their numbers are in decline due to mistakenly ingesting rubbish and even feeding it to their chicks.
Short-tailed Shearwaters are one of the few migratory birds that come to Australia to breed on Phillip Island. Both parents feed their chicks when they return from foragng at sea, and the shearwaters remain on the island until April, when the fledglings are strong enough to start the 15,000 km flight back to Alaska.
More ways to get involved.
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For more information on the When Balloons Fly campaign contact:
Senior Manager Conservation Campaigns,
Ph: (03) 9340 2724