The 3rd review of the Portuguese bat monitoring guidelines at wind farms took place on 17th January 2017, in a joined meeting promoted both by the Portuguese Environmental Authority (“Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente” – APA) and the National Institute for the Conservation of Nature (“Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas” – ICNF). Various stakeholders were present at this meeting and strongly engaged on the review, namely environmental consultancy companies, rese
Bioinsight has performed, earlier this month, a bird monitoring action, in Southern Portugal, being these kind of survey an integral part of a project ongoing for a few years. This sampling campaign had as main goals the observation and monitoring of steppe birds, and also of birds of prey and other soaring birds, typically found in the Alentejo plains habitats. The main species under study were the Little bustard, the Great bustard, the Black-bellied sandgrouse and the Bonel
M.A.R.S. - Merlin Avian Radar System A radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, location and velocity of objects. It can be used to detect aircrafts, ships, spacecrafts, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations and terrain. Our radar system was specially developed for bird tracking. To know more about our M.A.R.S. take a look at the video above, check our Radar System page or get in touch with us.
These amazing Camera-Trapping images were collected at a Bioinsight’ Biodiversity Monitoring campaign. This sampling campaign in particular, allowed us to study the predator community (including those with scavenger habits), as other fauna species that occur at the center of Portugal. Using advanced techniques of automatic animal detection allow us to detect activity and/or behavior at the local communities almost in real-time, without the human presence disturbance. With thi
As we all already know, ocean is a great natural resource which demands economical valuation. Portugal is the living proof of how an economic challenge can be overcome with this kind of strategic investment. Although the economic difficulties felt in the past few years, this industry has significantly grown. This growth has a key role for the country and its citizens, but sea biodiversity can´t be forgotten and must be protected. With this in mind, Bioinsight has attended to
Bioinsight has ongoing several monitoring projects about one of the most iconic species of the Portuguese fauna: the Iberian wolf. Field work has taken our team through unexpected paths and breathtaking landscapes, in search for presence signs of this mythical predator and its wild preys. Take a peek on these projects (press here for the Portuguese version) and follow us closely for more insights. To know more get in touch with us. #Wolf #Landscape #Portugal #Fauna #Monitorin
Take a look at our ecological survey meant to detect evidence of carnivorous mammals’ presence. This monitoring action aimed to analyze the individuals’ flow between populations, to assure the genetic diversity, indispensable for the long-term populations survival. To do that, transects – path along which one counts and records occurrences of the species of study – are made, to collect evidence of local species as to characterize the place and its surroundings (for instance,