Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

The purpose of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme is to understand how and why environmental concentrations of pollutants vary across space and time, and the risks they pose to wildlife. Birds of prey act as sentinel indicators of wildlife health because polluting chemicals accumulate as they pass through the food chain to these top predators. PBMS relies on the public (citizen science) to send bird samples to UKCEH. The information provided by PBMS informs government regulators of chemical use, chemical manufacturers and environmental researchers.
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