Why CAPS?

The activities of our growing human population affect many bird species. Some populations are decreasing despite our efforts to protect them, while others increase rapidly and cause damage to crops or vulnerable species.
By combining the data and expertise of the five partners, we can discover population changes in an early stage (‘early warning’) and determine their causes. With this knowledge, we can help design science-based management and conservation measures.

Our main aim is therefore:

 “To promote research on demography (numbers, reproduction and survival) and driving environmental factors of bird populations for effective species conservation and management.”