FW: Osprey-Watch: join a global community of observers

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Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 09:30:16 +1100

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Subject: Osprey-Watch: join a global community of observers

Become an Osprey Watcher: Connect with a global community of observers

The Center for Conservation Biology has launched Osprey-Watch, a project
created to engage a global community to collect data on breeding osprey.
Linked by an interest in osprey and a concern for the health of the aquatic
environments on which they rely, this community will for the first time
provide a global perspective on this charismatic species.  The mission of
Osprey-Watch is to bring citizen scientists together in order to collect
information  on a large enough spatial scale to be useful in addressing
three of the most pressing issues facing aquatic ecosystems including global
climate change, depletion of fish stocks, and environmental contaminants.  

Osprey are one of very few truly global sentinels for aquatic health.  They
feed almost exclusively on live fish throughout their entire life cycle.
They are a top consumer within aquatic ecosystems and are very sensitive to
both overfishing and environmental contaminants.  Nearly all populations
breed in the northern latitudes and winter in the southern latitudes,
effectively linking the aquatic health of the hemispheres.  Their breeding
season in the north is highly seasonal making them an effective barometer of
climate change.

Osprey-Watch is a user-friendly, internet platform that allows observers
across the globe to map their nests, log observations, upload photos, and
interact within an observer forum.  Information entered into the platform
will be immediately accessible to users and will be summarized following the
breeding season.  

To join a growing community of global citizens, please visit and become an Osprey-Watcher.

Michael Wilson
Center for Conservation Biology
College of William and Mary & Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
phone: 757-221-1649
fax: 757-221-1650


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