22 September 2023

Fidra – Making an Impact – The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2023 Webinar

This years nurdle hunt is all about making an impact, whether you work for an NGO, you are an educator, a keen volunteer or even if you work in a completely different field unrelated to the environment the nurdle hunt is for you. This webinar will teach you all about nurdles/plastic pellets, the history of nurdle hunting and how to take part.

Author
Dani Whitlock
 
1 September 2023

Fidra – The Great Global Nurdle Hunt 2023 Resource pack

The 2023 Great Global Nurdle Hunt resource pack for organisations

This pack will include three pdf forms of all the information you need to run a successful hunt and associated campaign

The great global nurdle hunt briefing
Social media toolkit
How to do a nurdle hunt – tips to help your hunt

Author
Dani Whitlock
 
21 July 2023

Mircoplastics ingested by Guanay cormorant (Leucocarbo Bougainvilliorum) 2023 – Research Paper

This study evaluates plastic ingestion in Near Threatened guanay cormorants (Leucocarbo bougainvilliorum),
Results show:
Plastic was found in 7.08 % of cormorant pellets at 10 colonies across Peru.
Microplastic (<5 mm) was the most abundant plastic size found in the samples. Presence of plastic in pellets was associated with the presence of river mouths close to the colonies.

Author
Dani Whitlock
 
21 July 2023

Mircoplastics ingested by Andean Condor (Vultur Gryphus) 2022 – Research Paper

Andean condors from Peru are highly contaminated with plastic, which may affect their health, population dynamics, and conservation. Moreover, as condors are apex scavengers, our results highlight the fact that plastic pollution in remote areas of Peru is present at different levels of the food web and in the environment. Urgent Action should be taken to reduce environmental contamination with this hazardous pollutant.

Author
Dani Whitlock