The Chaco Eagle – a flagship for Semi-arid Wildlife Conservation
Project Animal(s) : Chaco eagle
Project Category : Birds
Project Region : South America
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : https://www.cecara.com.ar
Project is timebound? : No
- Reduce the illegal killing of the Chaco eagle by changing community perceptions of the eagles.
- Work with farmers to implement simple solutions to prevent eagles and other wildlife from drowning in water tanks.
- Engage power companies to take steps to reduce eagle mortality from electrocution.
Why it matters:
- Less than 1,000 mature Chaco eagles remain.
- 70% of Chaco eagles tagged since 2012 have died due to electrocution, illegal killing or drowning.
- 60 species of birds and mammal have been found drowned in water tanks in the project site.
Project Researcher : José Sarasola
Project Researcher Contact : cecara.com.ar