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Jan 6, 2011

Rare harpy Eagle nest found in Belize

The Harpy Eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the Americas, but it is classed as “Near Threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and as “critically endangered” in Belize. That is why it is major news that, for the first time locally, an active Harpy Eagle’s nest with a chick was discovered in the Bladen Nature Reserve. The find was made by the Belize Foundation for Research and Environmental Education (BFREE). It is also big news for international conservation, since Belize is the furthest north that Harpy Eagles have been recorded breeding.  These birds a wingspan of up seven feet when fully grown and weigh up to twenty pounds. But the effects of deforestation and hunting, has almost wiped out the eagle from most of Central America.

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5 Responses for “Rare harpy Eagle nest found in Belize”

  1. Belizeanbornlatino says:

    that is by far the best news to come out of Belize in a very long time, as a conservationist and a believer that man and every living creature in this planet should live side by side. I say It falls upon us the alpha predators and destroyers, the survival of all these species that are heavily threatened because of our own actions, so i hope that news like this moves people inside to try and make a change on our attitudes towards our beautiful flora and fauna.

  2. Biologist says:

    Great! I’m so proud of being a Belizean. Kudos Harpy eagle,… keep on reproducing…

  3. Earl Grey says:

    GOOD STORY……….. now let’s leave them alone.

  4. vigilante justice 316 says:

    Sweet! that’s great news I hope that they survive and make lots of babies. Stop cutting away all the trees, animals have a right to exist too so don’t run them out of house and home.

  5. Danny says:

    they are one of the most rarest birds in planet Earth

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