[wisb] Supporting Neotropical migrants and Harpy eagles in Belize
- From: "Vicki Piaskowski" <vickip1023@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 21:07:00 -0600
In late October, the Belize Zoo was hit hard by Hurricane Richard. No animals were lost or injured, however, many of the animal exhibits were destroyed by downed vegetation. The plumbing system that provided water and drainage for the exhibits and the electric fences were damaged. This is particularly devastating because the Zoo is the headquarters for the Belize Harpy Eagle Restoration Project. In collaboration with the Peregrine fund, 15 Harpy Eagles have been reintroduced into the forests of Belize. Two Harpy Eagles that could not be released into the wild are on exhibit at the Belize Zoo and serve as ambassadors to educate people about the importance of these large forest predators. The Zoo is in the process of rebuilding, but they still need financial help. More than 40 species of Neotropical migrants were found to use the pine savanna habitats adjacent to the Zoo. The Zoo owns and manages these pine savannas and works with nearby landowners to conserve pine savanna habitats. The Belize Zoo is involved in many very important (and successful) conservation and conservation education projects. For more information about how you can help the Belize Zoo, please visit their website: http://www.belizezoo.org/ Feel free to back channel me for additional information. Thank you, Vicki Piaskowski Hartland, Waukesha County, WI #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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