Successful conservation needs science. And science needs data.
The ambitious African Raptor Databank (ARDB) projects aims to get as much data as possible about African raptors.
The goal of the ARDB is:
“The ARDB aims to ascertain the conservation status of raptors and their habitats across Africa, and to help build the local expertise needed to monitor these indicator species in the future and implement a sound strategy for their effective safeguarding.”
Everybody can contribute.
If you live in Africa or go there for vacation, you can submit the observation of any raptor you see. This can easily be done with either a spreadsheet or simply with an App on your phone.
For iOS App – African Raptor Observations will become available on Apple App Store shortly. If you want to trial the beta version email email@example.com
(We will update the link here once available on the Apple App Store).
Every observation is important. Many African raptor species are still poorly known and for many we do not even know their exact distribution. A good understanding of the distribution and population of a species is crucial for developing a sound conservation strategy.
So the next time you see a raptor in Africa record it. It doesn’t matter if it is dispersing Spanish Imperial Eagle in Morocco, a Long-tailed Hawk from the rain forests in West Africa or a Black Harrier somewhere in South Africa. Every observation is important.
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