Due to the current Covid-19 situation, you may be staying inside. However, you still may want to give back.
“Volunteer from Home” is our new programme of opportunities that you can do from the following locations;
Volunteering from home is a fantastic (and easy!) way to make a difference, without taking up much time.
It could involve anything from;
You don’t need to go through an application or complete any training, it doesn’t take long to complete, and it doesn’t require any commitment.
Remember, you can still record the time that you spend making a difference. You can record your hours here; https://www.leedsbeckettsu.co.uk/volunteering/areyoucurrentlyvolunteering
Please note you do not need to click the “apply button” on this page unless you want us to send you more information. However, if you do we will be able to record your volunteering easier for when we award certificates/ e-certificates in the coming months.
The world's seabirds are in decline, but some species are doing well in some areas, but poorly in others. There are big, technical difficulties in studying seabird colonies at large scales. However, if we can monitor many colonies at the same time and analyze the data rapidly, we can identify which threats are important and encourage policy makers to act.
Understanding where and how seabirds are most impacted will enable us to better conserve them, but we need data on a massive scale in order to disentangle local impacts from wider impacts such as climate change.
Camera technology affords us the ability to collect data in hard-to-reach areas, or in places where human presence might disturb wildlife. Despite the fantastic possibilities of cameras as a monitoring tool, they generate an enormous amount of data in the form of hundreds of thousands of images. In order to turn this into a data set that we can use to answer research questions, we need your collective help to identify seabirds in images and record when they successfully raise chicks.
Images taken throughout the year at multiple locations provide the ability to answer a range of interesting questions. Specifically, we aim to:
We have many camera monitoring sites around the North Atlantic and now from the tropics also. The images in this project come from Ireland, Wales, Iceland, Svalbard, Faroes, Greenland and Mauritius so far, and you will be helping us collect really useful data from these spectacular locations!
Start Date: 21-01-2021