I wanted to mention that the new IOU web page now offers the option to purchase a gift membership for someone else e.g. your students, your friends, colleagues which cannot afford to pay for the membership, etc.
For this follow this link:https://www.internationalornithology.or ... ation.aspx
Please, select the appropriate categories, then press "continue", and in the following page select:
"This is a gift membership"
In this way, and Email with a welcome letter will be sent to the new member while an Email with a receipt will be sent only to you. The system does not tell the person receiving the gift membership what the name of the person giving it is. In this way, you can make an anonymous gift to support your colleagues work.
I think this tool can be particularly useful to support the IOU membership of colleagues which cannot afford to pay for it. In this way, we work together to build a community of researchers working together for birds and also for people.
I look forward to your comments and involvement.
All the best, JUAN