High Arctic Institute
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.