Manx Bird Life get help with owl cam

Tuesday 26th October 2021 5:00 pm
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Manx BirdLife managing director Neil Morris with Sure IoM chief executive officer Mike Phillips next to the 4G router and directional aerial at Point of Ayre ()

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A telecoms company has partnered with conservation charity Manx BirdLife to support their 4G services for their ’Owl Cam’ observation cameras.

Sure has become telecommunications partner to the charity, that protects the island’s wild birds and the habitats they depend on, for a period of three years.

Support will include the provision of 4G services for the charity’s Point of Ayre and ’Owl Cam’ observation cameras for live streams, one of which is powered by solar technology.

Since its establishment in 1997, the charity has monitored the abundance and diversity of the island’s wild birds and uses this data to inform conservation action that creates a better future for birds and people.

The sponsorship will also see Sure provide the charity with a 4G router and directional aerial at Point of Ayre.

It will allow locals to watch the wildlife there online at any time.

This comes in addition to the company’s provision of a 4G router for Manx BirdLife’s ’Barn Owl webcam’.

The project allows the public to watch a local barn owl via a live, high-level quality stream online.

Manx BirdLife managing director, Neil Morris, said: ’Sure’s generous sponsorship package continues to improve our work.

’Sure is providing essential 4G support to our observation cameras at Point of Ayre and for the barn owls, giving everyone a wonderful armchair view of some of our island’s amazing birds and other wildlife.

’We are hugely grateful for the company’s support.’

As well as this, support will also be provided to the charity’s office administration with broadband and telephone services.

This implementation has ’significantly improved’ and ’made easier’ the day-to-day administration tasks in running the not-for-profit organisation, according to a statement from Sure.

Mr Morris continued: ’Staying in touch with our supporters is essential and the excellent broadband and phone systems are allowing us to communicate more efficiently than ever.’

Sure Isle of Man chief executive officer, Mike Phillips, added: ’Being aware of our impact on the environment is a cornerstone of Sure’s values.

’That’s why we are thrilled to support Manx BirdLife and aid the organisation’s day-to-day operations as well as supporting its observation cameras with powerful 4G connection speeds.

’We are delighted to give islanders a look at some of the most beautiful birds the Isle of Man has to offer and engage the community with the charity’s great work.’

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