The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF), was founded on Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, in 1981, it’s founding principle, the protection and preservation of Ospreys worldwide. To that end, TIOF strives to educate the world community and offer research grants on raptor-related projects internationally. TIOF also recruits and coordinates teams of volunteers who build and maintain osprey nesting platforms and monitor osprey nests locally during breeding season. The information gathered provides research data to Osprey Watch, a central database for Osprey research. TIOF is committed to working with like-minded individuals, agencies and groups to achieve its goals.