Welcome to Birds as a proxy for SDGs course!

In this course, we will be exploring how the scientific research of an iconic bird species can reveal a rich network of interdependence of seemingly distant and independent global issues. These challenging global phenomena have been recently discussed under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which foster a holistic approach in tackling serious global challenges. 

Economic growth, infrastructure, quality education, sustainable cities, climate action are only a few of the 17 goals, and we will show they all need to be taken into consideration if we intend to secure the long term survival of habitats, ecosystems, or a vulnerable species, such as the barn owl.