What goes thump at night: managing bird-strike in South Georgia


South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Ref: DPLUS143

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Project Partners:
Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, Argos Froyanes Ltd
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
31-03-24
Funding:
£95,392.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Project Summary:
Seabird population declines on South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) may be attributed to factors including bird-strike: the collision of birds in flight with vessels resulting in physical injury or death. Currently, however, factors leading to bird-strike and the magnitude of the problem, are poorly understood. This project will develop bird-strike reporting systems for vessels operating in SGSSI Maritime Zones. This will ensure practical, standardised data collection and robust analysis to inform management practises of the Government of SGSSI.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS143 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS143 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00