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Mike Madders Field Research Award 2013 - Closed for Applications
Mike Madders Field Research Award 2013
Natural Research would like to announce that the application process for the Mike Madders Field Research Award 2013 is now closed.
Dr Mike Madders had broad interests in wildlife and ecology, and was professionally involved with raptors and upland bird species most of his working life. He was a founding Director of Natural Research, and Managing Director of its subsidiary, Natural Research Projects, NRP. The Mike Madders Field Research Award commenced in January 2010 in memory of Mike's character and distinguished career in ecological research.
The award is given to support ecological field research that reflects Mike's broad natural curiosity and his appreciation of high quality research. In 2010 and 2011 awards of £500 were given, and you can see details of the work that was funded by clicking here. In 2012 the value of the award was increased to £1000. 2013 will be the last year of this award.
The deadline for completed applications was 20th December 2012 and therefore Natural Research is no longer accepting applications for the 2013 award. Award winners will be notified by 1 March 2013.
Contributions and pledges to this fund have been made by ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd, RWE npower renewables, Mainstream, Natural Research, Ecology Matters, Bird Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. K. Madders, S. Palmer, D. Devonport and D. Elliot.
Natural Research is a registered Scottish charity (SC 030363), registered office 14 Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UR
Golden eagle satellite tracking
Golden eagle chicks on nest
As part of our ongoing project satellite tracking young golden eagles we have collaborated with Scottish Natural Heritage, Highland Foundation for Wildlife and the RSPB to fit 10 satellite transmitters to golden eagles in the Cairngorms. Money for the transmitters was provided by SNH. Five of the 19 Golden eagle we are currently tracking are from transmitters purchased by this project.
A blog has been set up so you can track three golden eagles as they disperse. Click here to visit the blog http://goldeneagletracking.blogspot.com
The following link is for satellite tracking birds in the Cairngorm National Park, Scotland. Please click here if you wish to see further satellite tagged birds: http://www.raptortrack.org/
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Movements of two golden eagles just after dispersal from their natal locations
Photo: E. Weston Map: E.Weston