New poster: Saving Space for Africa’s Vultures

Habitat Info together with Savage & Gray Designers produced an eye-catching poster summarising the principal outputs of the African Vulture Hotspot Mapping Project. Design costs were covered by The Peregrine Fund and Wangeningen University. The poster provides a practical tool for conservationists seeking to…

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ARDB apps going Global

The functionality of the African Raptor Observation Mobile Apps on both iOS and Android have been extended and enhanced globally on behalf The Peregrine Fund and their Global Raptor Impact Network or GRIN. The Apps are built on the new full raptor species list…

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Vulture Movement Analysis for Kenya

Birdlife International and the Biodiversity Consultancy accessed data on vulture sightings from the African Raptor Databank and then commissioned Habitat Info to assist them in the analysis of vulture movement patterns from satellite and GPS tracking data across Kenya. Results of distance travelled, mean…

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Kenya Poisons Map

Nature Kenya contracted Habitat Info to extract the latest information from the poisoning incident database maintained by The Peregrine Fund and the Endangered Wildlife Trust to compose a map of the country highlighting areas that are more exposed to the risk of poisoning.

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Global Raptor Impact Network Schema

Built on the success of the African Raptor Databank, the Peregrine Fund contracted Habitat Info to go global with the database. In consultation with numerous raptor biologists Habitat Info expanded the schema of the ARDB into a truly relational database with multiple data tables…

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New intern and calm seas

Last week we welcomed Luke Sutton to the team on a part-time summer internship. Supported by the Peregrine Fund, Luke will be working to build the Global Raptor Information Network’s (GRIN) database of global raptor observations by incorporating data from online databases, museum specimens, and…

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Summer in Rookwood

It’s wonderful to experience the changing seasons in Rookwood. The mixed collection of sycamore, oak and ash trees sprout a thick canopy of leaves high above that throws the understorey in to deep, cool shade, whilst their trunks disappear beneath a rising undergrowth of…

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ARDB update: first quarter 2018

14,169 records received 1st January- 24th April A major update from Tanzanian Bird Atlas A fantastic contribution of records from the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project Other highlights include more data from Angola, Mauritania, Malawi and Uganda Total records to date are 199,214  …

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Wild & Wintry Days

We’ve had some unusually harsh winter weather recently caused by Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. The Pembrokeshire coast was swathed in snow and froze solid for several days. For the human residence it was mostly inconvenient with roads impassable as well…

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ARDB update: December 2017

6,425 records received during December Highlights include records from Mauritania, Angola and more than 4000 records from Tanzania Total records end of December 2017 at 190,214   December was a great month for ARDB submissions  with more than 6,000 records logged; 70% of these…

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ARDB update: November 2017

1,242 records received during November Highlights include records from Nigeria and Northern Botswana Total records end of November 2017 at 183,789     We were delighted to receive an incidental observation from Nigeria where Michael Manja recorded a Hooded Vulture. The last time we…

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ARDB update: October 2017

5,369 records received during October Highlights include records from Cape Verde islands and historical data from Volker Salewski for Senegal Total records end of October 2017 at 182,547   October was a great month for contributions with more than half of these (3053) coming…

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