The Bird 10K Project

2016 - present

 

This initiative aims to generate representative draft genome sequences from all extant bird species within the next five years. The project builds upon the successful effort by the Avian Phylogenomics Project in 2014 to sequence representatives of 30 bird orders.

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USFWS Forensics Lab Collaboration

2009 - present

 

Sylvan Heights provides specimen standards to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Forensic Laboratory.  These standards are used to positively identify animals during wildlife crime investigations, such as illegal poaching of protected species.

 

National Geographic's Photo Ark

2014 - present

 

More than 130 of Sylvan Heights' birds are now part of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore's PhotoArk, a project that aims to document as many species as possible before they go extinct, and to raise awareness about the plight of endangered wildlife.