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Title: Avian Influenza and Wild Birds in Africa: Ecology & Monitoring PDF
Url: http://wildbirds-ai.cirad.fr/
Publisher: CIRAD
Description: In order to control and understand the spread of Avian Influenza in Africa, Cirad, a French organization that addresses international agricultural and development issues has created a website full of great features. There is a section on "Satellite Tracking", a "Surveillance Program", and a "Monitoring Program". Visitors can just click on the pictures next to the descriptions to go directly to the link. The Satellite Tracking feature allows visitors to follow the water birds, including four wild duck species, with an interactive Google map or JPG maps. The "Material/Method" link under Satellite Tracking gives a thorough explanation, along with photos, of the solar-powered satellite platform transmitting transmitters fitted on the four duck species. Visitors will find the Monitoring Program offers information about the "need of understanding the role of avifauna and domestic poultry in the transmission and the maintenance of the [Avian Influenza] virus. " Overall, this is a site that is well done and visually compelling in its layout and design.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Animal culture -- Veterinary medicine -- Diseases of special classes of animals -- Avian diseases -- By disease or pest, A-Z -- Influenza
Agriculture -- Animal culture -- Veterinary medicine -- Diseases of special classes of animals -- Avian diseases -- Diseases of special classes of birds -- Birds of prey -- Individual species, A-Z
Science -- Zoology -- Chordates. Vertebrates -- Birds -- Geographical distribution -- Africa
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Health -- Disease
Science -- Technology
Science -- Earth science
Social studies -- Current events/issues
Science -- Informal education
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Diseases
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: pdf
Audience: Administrators
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Language: English
Rights: CIRAD
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-12-03 17:22:22 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-03 17:22:23 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Archives  Scout Archives
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