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The need for species conservation has never been greater. Despite notable successes in improving the fortunes of a number of bird species, more are being forced onto the list of those that need attention, both globally and in the UK. If we want to have a
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Ascension – Viv flies in to help monitor frigatebirds and boobies
[Seconded to the RSPB International Department for a month to assist with the seabird monitoring programme on Ascension Island, Vivienne Booth has promised a few blog posts to update us on progress. As one of the RSPB's Reserves Ecologists, she is well placed to fit neatly into the Ascension Conservation...
31 Jul 2012
Ascension - results from Rocky
As promised, a brief update now that we have downloaded some of the tracking data. Liz, Richard and Catherine managed an amazing 15 out of 15 retrievals with the data loggers! After a long afternoon and evening re-trapping our masked boobies, they had a night walk back out from Letterbox and arrived...
12 Dec 2011
Ascension Island – data logging masked boobies
Today we went back down to Letterbox to attach data loggers to masked boobies to find out where they go when not sitting on their eggs – we have very little idea where they forage, or how far afield they travel. (In case you are wondering, the area is called Letterbox because, well, there is a...
29 Nov 2011
Ascension Island - decoys deployed!
(Written yesterday, but I managed to lock up the computer by forgetting the password - not that smart!) We're back from Letterbox and a successful deployment of the first batch of frigatebirds. What looks like a great tan is really a layer of Ascension Island dust, stuck fast with suntan lotion...
26 Nov 2011
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