Where did that albatross go? The ninth bi-annual North Star Transmitter Grant Program has eight PTTs to give away

For the ninth time North Star Science and Technology will award a total of eight battery- or solar-powered Argos Platform Transmitter Terminals (PTTs) to one to three recipients (eight PTTs to one project or four PTTs to each of two projects, or four to one, two to one and two to another).

“PTTs are powerful, cutting-edge tools for the study of bird migration that greatly extend the range over which individual birds can be tracked.  Research that contributes to our knowledge of avian biology and that provides data useful for bird conservation, particularly of threatened species, will receive preference in the selection process.”

An ACAP-listed Balearic Shearwater carries a satellite transmitter with an exposed aerial

Photograph by Henri Weimerskirch

The American Bird Conservancy will handle the proposal submission process, review proposals and select the winning projects.

Click here for more information and the proposal guidelines.  The deadline for submission of proposals is 13 March 2015.  Applications and questions should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Vice President, Oceans & Islands Division, American Bird Conservancy.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 10 January 2015

The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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