Ringing schemeThe organisation and administration of ringing in a particular country. The British scheme, founded in 1909 by H. F. Witherby in association with jis journal British Birds, has been the responsibility of the British Trust For Ornithology since 1937. The address given on most British rings, however, is 'British Museum (Nat. Hist.), London SW7', which is thought likely to mean more to foreigners than the address of the BTO headquarters. The British scheme also covers the whole of Ireland, and is a member of the European organisation euring.
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