The Research on Avian Protection Project (RAPP) was a collaborative, multidisciplinary project with the purpose of increasing the protection of birds in the oil sands region of Alberta.
It was part of a creative sentence applied to Syncrude Canada for failing to deter migratory birds (Migratory Birds Convention Act) from landing on April 28, 2008 on a tailings pond containing hazardous substances (Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act).
The court order that created this project was issued by the Honorable Judge Ken Tjosvold on 23 October 2010. A synthesis of the work completed as part of this project is contained in the RAPP Final Report of 30 April 2014.
More information is available from Colleen Cassady St. Clair.