New cooperation aims to increase research output

Text by Chris R. Shepherd, Executive Director, Monitor Conservation Research Society.

Monitor Conservation Research Society and the EAZA Silent Forest Group have joined forces to create the Monitor Songbird Lab; a joint effort to increase evidence-based research outputs on songbird trade and its effects on biodiversity.

Amongst its work is the development of the world’s first global open-source songbird trade database, to be hosted on the Monitor website, as well as the creation of a comprehensive data package on the global songbird trade, in close cooperation with the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance and the University of Southern Denmark. Other collaborations with universities and zoos have already resulted in the publication of several scientific publications.

Learn more about Monitor Conservation Research Society and their collaboration with the Silent Forest Group here.