The High Arc­tic Insti­tute (HAI) is a non-profit con­ser­va­tion, research, and edu­ca­tion orga­ni­za­tion that focuses on the study and con­ser­va­tion of birds in Greenland.

Founded in 2006, the HAI takes over research ini­tially begun in Green­land in 1972 on Pere­grine Fal­cons and Gyr­fal­cons.  While still con­duct­ing long-term stud­ies and mon­i­tor­ing on both species of fal­cons, our research scope has expanded to now include more than 25 dif­fer­ent species.  Cur­rently the HAI focuses its field work in the Thule area, in north­west Green­land.  This High Arc­tic region is home to tens of mil­lions of birds and is one of the most unique and pris­tine habi­tats left in the world, with many of the species that occur in the area at the very north­ern limit of their range.  Cur­rent research projects focus on the likely effects of cli­mate change on these species and their response, includ­ing changes in nest­ing chronol­ogy, breed­ing ranges, and density.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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