“Note. Due to the similarities faced by human and bat interactions, BAF additionally considers bat species in its charitable activities.”
The Bird Advocacy Foundation™ exist for the following purpose:
Current bird deterrent solutions include shooting, poisoning, trapping and scaring. These cause risk to our community and other unintended wildlife.
Deterrent solutions involving shooting, poisoning or trapping often result in slow and painful death or debilitating and catastrophic injury.
Birds are extremely intelligent, and they habituate to deterrent solutions very quickly.
Bird loss is a major problem that can cause a chain reaction of events leading to worsening problems including an influx of opportunistic species.
Bird interactions with productive horticulture is a long-standing and expensive problem having negative impacts on business productivity and retail supply and demand.
Urban sprawl triggering significant environmental problems negatively impacting both the future of bird wildlife and overall environmental sustainability.
Waste management is a contributing factor to pollution and disappearance of original habitual species.
Corporate and government sectors face increasing pressures to create sustainable environments and habitual alternatives.
Damage to infrastructure is significant without effective management strategies for bird wildlife.
The Bird Advocacy Foundation™ is honoured to have Professor Gisela Kaplan lead its mission and vision forward in the interest of bird welfare.
Professor Gisela Kaplan is an Emeritus Professor in Animal Behaviour in the School of Science and Technology. An accomplished Author of over 250 research articles and 22 books, all whilst serving on a variety of scientific research panels within Australia and is a regular assessor of over 25 prestigious scientific international journals.
Professor Kaplan has conducted ground-breaking research into vocal learning, communication and cognition of birds as her core focus. Gisela has become a public voice for science on wildlife and in particular, native birds.
Professor Kaplan’s main research interests are in complex cognition and communication in bird species and primates. Her valued expertise and decades of research contribute to the success and ongoing progression of the positive effects the Bird Advocacy Foundation™ has today.