Research led by IIC's John Swaddle and a team of William & Mary undergrads demonstrates that window decals only deter bird collision if placed on the outside of windows.
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The IIC-sponsored project is teaming scientists with Indigenous people to preserve and monitor the vegetation of their bio-rich ancestral lands and share knowledge with each other. The project is centered in the trans-Mexican volcanic belt surrounding the southern end of Mexico City.
A new minor program in integrative conservation will be offered to William & Mary undergraduates as early as the fall, 2021 semester.
John Swaddle, faculty director at William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation, and a group of graduate students have published a paper evaluating a new window-film product designed to reduce bird-window collisions.
When we were first asked to write a proposal that detailed what William & Mary could do for global conservation, we did not realize the significance of this life-changing endeavor. Like seeing an okapi in the wild, an opportunity like this doesn’t come along very often.
The leaders of William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation envision their nascent enterprise as a smooth pathway to the empowerment of students with the knowledge and skills to engage in the knotty environmental issues of the 21st century.
William & Mary has received a $19.3 million gift from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous to establish a landmark Institute for Integrative Conservation.