Biosfera I, our Ecofund Champions from Cape Verde, share with us photos from their birds monitoring campaigns on the Branco and Razo islands.
It is their surveillance that prevents the massacre of the shearwaters. Their monitoring work has also helped in following the fluctuating population of the larks.
During the shearwater protection campaigns, Jose and Tommy lead surveillance missions, often in difficult conditions at night when seabirds return to their nesting burrows, where they identify wildlife, focusing especially on the bird populations of Razo. Then, with the help of experts, they analyze and publish data.
The surveillance and monitoring campaigns are creating a database to better understand the trends in the bird populations and the dangers that threaten them.
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