July 2001-Neotropical Raptor Center
Angel Muela— 17 July 2001 — in Neotropical Raptor Conservation Program Share
The Center, close to being finished, already houses two young pairs of Harpy Eagles. One of the pairs recently laid eggs. In addition, the Harpy Eagles that are now breeding at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise will soon be moved to Panama. In the future, the NRC will also house Orange-breasted Falcons in a state-of-the-art breeding facility. We hope to be fully operational in 2002. Orange-breasted Falcons are probably one of the world's rarest falcons and have been studied for many years beginning with Vice President Pete Jenny’s pioneer research in the late 1970s. We are continuing studies of their biology in an effort to understand the reasons for their rarity.
Fieldwork in various national parks keeps yielding important information about wild Harpy Eagles. In addition, we continue surveying remote areas of Panama where Harpy Eagles and OBFs could potentially live.
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