Great news! We have been given the go-ahead to continue the satellite tracking project into 2013, allowing us to further our knowledge of the incredible journeys undertaken by our ospreys from Scotland to West Africa.
See Emma’s previous blog post on 24th February for a reminder of the fascinating insights and information we’ve gained so far: http://blogs.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/osprey/2013/02/24/satellite-tracking-project-2013/
The challenge we now face is to raise the necessary funds to enable us to continue this exciting project. Our initial target is to raise enough money to purchase one satellite tag – this will cost approximately £3,500.
The timescale for reaching our target is extremely tight as orders for tags must be placed by the end of this month so that they can be manufactured & imported from the USA in time for tagging in early July.
If you would like to support us in our appeal then please donate now by going to:
www.scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/donate/donate-now/stage1/ and selecting ‘Osprey satellite tracking’
Emma the Ranger has already been fundraising herself through giving talks on her native Australia’s wildlife but we need all the help we can get if we are to reach our target in time.
If you’d like to know more about how Satellite tagging works then take a look at the satellite tracking section of our Osprey FAQs:
Thanks in advance for your support