The Conservation Value of Ringing

Rob Robinson
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Each year ringers mark over 1 million birds, but what does all this effort tell us? With astonishing results coming thick and fast from ever more technological devices, surely the humble ring, in use for over 100 years, has had its day? Drawing on the latest research from BTO and others, Rob hopes to convince you otherwise. That in fact ringing, taken together with data from other BTO schemes, is in fact vital in understanding why and how bird populations change and hence in formulating effective conservation action.