Date: Friday, 29 September 2017
Time: 18:00 – 24:00
Location: Jean De Valette Square, Valletta (NGO area)
How are research and science likely to impact the future?
Explore the many exhibitions, art installations, music, and theatre performances to find out!
This year at Science in the City BirdLife Malta will be presenting its Turtle Dove satellite-tagging project, an applied case where the latest technology of telemetry is used to monitor and track these wild birds for effective actions in order to assist in their conservation for the future.
The study of nature and biodiversity has developed in line with advancing technology to make sure it continues to benefit in the achieved results. Nowadays birds can be tagged to show their flight routes during migration while foraging in feeding areas. Thermal cameras are used to be able to observe nature during the darkest of nights while telescopes and cameras have enhanced the situation so much that they have improved identification of species drastically.
Apart from all this, BirdLife Malta also uses an annual study known as ‘bird ringing’ in which a bird is caught momentarily, measured by weight, wing length and a number of other features and released after a small, light and numbered ring is placed on one of its legs. BirdLife Malta will show how technology is used in collecting scientific data and holding scientific research. This is then used to provide accurate information for proper decision-making on various issues to ensure human activity does not impact negatively on birds and nature.