Scientific programs protecting wildlife
Argos is a unique worldwide location and data collection system dedicated to studying and protecting the environment.
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Today, over 8,000 animals are tracked via Argos. These include mammals, marine animals and birds all over the world. Biologists use satellite technology to learn more about the animals they are studying. Once this information collected and studied, conclusions can be drawn about migratory pathways, and animal's resting, breeding and wintering grounds, and the way the young become independent, they bring the authorities the information needed to set up protection programs.
The World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls (WWGPB) WWWGPB has been active for thirty years and today plays an important role in the promotion of raptor conservation and research on an international level. Its membership list today comprises over 3,000 raptor specialists and enthusiasts in all parts of the world, and anybody with an interest in raptors is welcome to become a member. The W.W.G.B.P. is an active group tracking birds a year for preventive measures. The data received from the satellite transmitters provides biologists with information on migration routes, resting and wintering areas, speed of migration, orientation, and dependence on weather conditions among other factors.
Arlequins plongeurs French website
BirdLife Botswana The BirdLife Partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
Black Kite French website
CuckoosTracking Cuckoos to Africa
The Highland Foundation for Wildlife A non-membership charitable trust dedicated to wildlife conservation and research, with a special emphasis on species recovery projects and the restoration of natural ecosystems.
Wild birds and avian influenza in Africa