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.

Marine Animals

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is a public, non-profit charity dedicated to providing effective solutions to conflicts that arise between human activity and the natural world.
Marine Turtle Research Group (MTRG) is a group of professional scientists and student volunteers dedicated to undertaking fundamental and applied research on marine turtles whilst supporting local capacity building and environmental awareness efforts necessary for successful conservation.
The Canadian Sea Turtle Network is a non-profit organization involving scientists, commercial fishermen, and coastal community members that works to conserve endangered sea turtles in Canadian waters and worldwide.
In 2010 the Qatar Ministry of Environment launched a scientific project (the Qatar Whale Shark Research project) to explore the whale shark population in Qatari waters and the reason behind the annual aggregations that take place every year.
The purpose of the joint program is to address the growing need to train a new generation of biologists in systematics, ecology and conservation biology.
Forum for access tracking data of sea turtle programs
WhaleNet’s Aphrodite, David, Joshua… Satellite tags programs (french website)

Terrestrial mammals


A cooperative project, between a number of wildlife agencies and Boards, that uses satellite radio collars to document seasonal range use and migration patterns of the Porcupine Caribou herd in northern Yukon, Alaska and NWT.
Satellite tags to track caribou movements


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.

Andrean Condor

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.

Long-tailed Skua

The Purple Heron Project

The Red Kite

Sandhill Cranes

Scottish Ospreys migrations

Wild birds and avian influenza in Africa