This year, the Raptor Research Foundation (RRF) celebrates its 50th year of promoting scientific understanding of birds of prey. Last month, the RRF gave BHL permission to add its newsletter and the first 38 years of its journal to the collection—a wealth of information about hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, and their relatives—as part of the Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature (EABL) project.
Today, the RRF remains at the forefront of raptor conservation, harnessing the power of volunteers to address the myriad threats to raptor populations around the world: its Conservation Committee releases Position Statements that engage, challenge, and influence policymakers; its annual conference is a gathering place for the raptor community to present original research and participate in training workshops; and its publications disseminate the latest findings in raptor science to the broader scientific community.
|A frame-by-frame capture of a Peregrine Falcon attacking a Bald Eagle, in
“Field Techniques in a Study of the Behavior of Peregrine Falcons,” p.93
by R. Wayne Nelson, Raptor Research v.7 no.3 (1973)
|The inaugural issue of Wingspan, v.1, no.1 (1992)|
The EABL staff is grateful to the RRF for so generously allowing its publications to appear in BHL, and we wish them success in their ongoing efforts to promote understanding and conservation of raptors.