Updated: Oct 21, 2022
19 October, 2022
Black-and-Chestnut Eagle. Photo by Tom Friedel.
IBCP is delighted to join the Raptor Research Foundation in congratulating Mayra Natalia Parra Salazar, winner of the 2022 Oscar Beingolea Raptor Research Grant! Mayra submitted a proposal on behalf of Techo de Agua Corporación Ambiental to build a baseline of community knowledge about the Black-and-Chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) in western Antioquia, Colombia, to mitigate conflicts between farming communities and raptors. The grant will support the training of a volunteer network of rural youths, farmers, scientists, and citizen scientists to conserve raptor populations by identifying important Black-and-Chestnut Eagle sites and threats, documenting interactions between raptors and farming communities, and proposing strategies for conflict mitigation. We are thrilled that this project will enable conservation, education, and monitoring to advance knowledge about these magnificent birds of prey and reduce their mortality due to human-wildlife conflicts in Colombia. Felicitaciones y mejores deseos!
Mayra Natalia Parra Salazar in Colombia. Photo courtesy of Mayra Natalia Parra Salazar.