While the Bald Eagle soars proudly in the skies of North America today, the situation is bleak for many of its kind. Around the world today, eagles are facing diverse threats. As apex predators, this spells disaster not only for them but also for the environments we share with them.
Whether it’s an invasive species like cheatgrass taking over the native sagebrush that Utah’s Golden Eagles rely on, or the rapidly developing wind energy infrastructure in South Africa encroaching on the thermals Verreaux’s Eagles use to soar—eagles today confront a number of challenges.
This year, our team is working to save eagles around the globe by:
Stabilizing Golden Eagle populations by supplementing their diet in critical habitats during the lean winter months;
Uncovering the causes of breeding failure in populations of the Endangered Martial Eagle;
Developing research-backed recommendations to protect Golden Eagles from collisions with vehicles as they scavenge for roadkill during the winter;
Studying the habitat needs of one of the world’s rarest eagles, the Critically Endangered Flores-hawk Eagle;
And assessing the impact of new and existing wind energy developments on eagles and other large, soaring birds of prey in the Western U.S. and Africa.
For some species, the situation is dire. Can you help us save eagles around the world? Your gift will have a direct impact on the education, research, and conservation work we do to conserve raptors and our shared environment.