The 2017 team

Our third year of reintroduction went very well, thanks to the fantastic work by so many people. Special thanks go to all the volunteers who spent two weeks (or more) living on-site: Dominique Bourquin-Tièche, Sandrine Bierna, Emile Curty, Sandra Hails, Bernard Monnier, Pascal Rapin, Christine Rast and Virginie Trieu. We also thank our great colleagues and supporters: in Germany, Mario Firla, Holger Gabriel and Daniel Schmidt; in Norway, Rune Aae and his family; our two Osprey wardens Amélie Bierna and Andreia Días; and of course Michel Beaud, Denis Landenbergue and Wendy Strahm. Many thanks also to webcam specialist Pascal Schöpfer, to telemetry guru Adrian Aebischer, and to other volunteers who helped out this year: Gilbert Bavaud, Reto Dürler, Flurin Desax, Christelle Mugny and Martin Schneider.

Finally, we thank the professional fishermen who regularly supplied lots of fresh fish for our birds: Pierre Schär & family, Claude Delley, and Henri Christinat & family. And of course all our project donors as well as the Bellechasse penitentiary and its staff. Click on the photo gallery for a few nice memories of the 2017 team.