About Us Staff
The sound you
hear on this page is a Jackass penguin.
Fauna Communications Research Institute, founded
in 1992, is a non-profit
to the study of animal communication, especially those animals that are
endangered in the wild.
This type of animal communication research contributes extensively to the
knowledge of an animal, and helps with its continued conservation and
protection. We have a vocalization database of endangered and threatened
species that we are continually updating.
"Humans tend to equate communication
with intelligence, perhaps the public would do more to protect these great
creatures if they consider them knowing."
We help other researchers, universities, zoos,
and students conduct their own research, and also perform novel research of our
own. While maintaining a distinct sense of humor about our limited senses and
the state of the planet.
that there are some animals that are capable of healing themselves. We can use
this knowledge to generate new non-interventional methods for humans to employ,
and to provide third-world countries with premium and inexpensive health care.
Computer and recording technology has come so far that
we are able to test whether some animals, if not all, use grammatical structures
like humans do.
SEE OUR Polynesia Program.
This research is not based on observation, so the results are completely
objective. We present at major scientific conferences, and are published in
major scientific journals. We are unafraid of studying new topics.
E. von Muggenthaler, President, Bio-acoustician,
author, avid skier, surfer, diver, rider etc. "If we could walk with the
animals, talk with the animals what a better and safer world it would be."
I work with them every day!
Daniel Perera, Vice-president, Engineer, Airline Transport
Pilot, diver, skier, sailor. "What?? you want me to FLY THAT??! The number
one reason for small plane crashes is running out of gas...this thing is
leaking! NO! That's...that's... not a
Brad Lympany -
Rhinoceros Biology Group; Elephant Biology Group and elephant keeper; hiker; kayaker. "Girls...dogs!!!..GET DOWN. No! Oh? ..Geeze
What NOW??!" Kayle rules! Heart out to Brad, Very very sorry to hear
Kayle has gone to the Great Doggie Beyond. She was almost 19 years old. In
Patrick Feltz - Software engineer, comedian, avid
brewer "Did I just SEE THAT?? Did THAT just HAPPEN??? That elephant nearly
grabbed me!!!" Puppies!
Michael Renaud - Field research technician, Nascar starter
flagman, mechanical engineer, snowmobiler. "I Need to Fix THAT???
What?...you are not serious??"
Bart Craft - Author, DSP, real-time Signal Analysis guru, NI,
Skateboard in a big way. "I am not making that screen pink...it's going to be
Mark Fischer- Bio-acoustician, windsurfer, whale buddy,
artist. "Don't swear!!"
Dennis J. Hall- Author; Archeology; Biology and
Zoology, strongman and ultimately a humorist, "Wherever I am I am HERE, Geeze...I
can't be two places at once...Gosh, ...who thought GPS up?!" New blood
kitties rule!! This is NOT a Smart phone! I swear it's making me stupid... I
don't like this "smartcar either, what do I want to watch movies for in this
thing? Whenever I push a button something yells at me!
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