Black Chestnut Eagle Project

THE RAPTOR INITIATIVE


Black-and-Chestnut Eagles are majestic, endangered residents of the cloudforests of the South American Andes. This University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute-funded project will monitor nesting sites in the Tandayapa valley of western Ecuador.

Black-and-chestnut Eagles are majestic, endangered residents of the cloudforests of the South American Andes. This University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute-funded project will monitor nesting sites in the Tandayapa valley of western Ecuador

. First-ever webcams will broadcast activity at the nest sites. The major current threat to the eagles is shooting by landowners with chickens. By establishing innovative educational and reparation programs, in conjunction with local ecotourism businesses and conservation organizations, the programwill serve as a model for conservation efforts throughout the Andes. The program will increase the probability of persistence of an iconic emblem of the world-class biodiversity found in South American cloudforest habitats.

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 Image: Dušan Brinkhuizen - Used by Permission:  sapayoa.com

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Mission

To establish innovative educational and reparation programs, in conjunction with local ecotourism businesses and conservation organizations, and  increase the probability of persistence of an iconic emblem of the world-class biodiversity found in South American cloudforest habitats.