Invertebrates (animals without backbones) constitute 95% of all animal species on Earth, and perform vital roles in all ecological systems. Despite their importance, many invertebrate species are disappearing at an alarming rate.
The CBC has active avian research projects in the Americas, where Dr. Felicity Arengo is working on flamingo and wetland conservation; and in the Pacific Islands, where Dr. Chris Filardi is studying the fascinating bird diversity found there.
Advancing research and enhancing conservation of reptile and amphibian diversity.
From endemic species such as Saola, to little-known diversity of rodents, rabbits and bats, research on mammals enhances our effort on conservation.