Help satellite tag the IOW white-tailed eagles

by Nick Gates in Newport, England, United Kingdom

Help satellite tag the IOW white-tailed eagles

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by September 28th 2019 at 1:14pm

The Isle of White white-tailed eagle reintroduction needs your support to track the birds being released. Please help buy a satellite tag!

by Nick Gates in Newport, England, United Kingdom

One day, there will be no raptor persecution in Britain. White-tailed eagles will once again roam across the British lowlands, as they did just a few hundred years ago.

Young children will be able to experience the thrill of seeing their first white-tailed eagle, and beach-goers, country walkers and even rural picnickers will venture out knowing there is always a chance of seeing one of the biggest eagles in the world soaring above their heads. 

But until we eradicate raptor persecution, this won't happen. Raptors across the UK are still mysteriously disappearing, and thanks to satellite transmitters we can see exactly where and when this happens. But the data the satellite transmitter provides from a living bird is far more valuable, as it helps conservationists see exactly how the birds are moving, feeding, breeding and migrating. It will help to highlight any conflict areas, and give these young white-tailed their best possible chance of re-establishing as breeding birds in Southern England. 

A satellite transmitter costs £1200. Hopefully, this campaign will be a success, more transmitters can be purchased, and every newly released white-tailed eagle can be monitored as they fly throughout Southern England and the Channel. 

Even a small donation will help towards ensuring that each white-tailed eagle has a better chance of thriving after release and make sure that this reintroduction programme is a resounding success. Here is a video and pictures of the actual birds being released in 2019:

Juvenile White-tailed Eagle, G3 18, feeding after release on the Isle of Wight

I am not personally linked to The Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation in any way, but follow the work this amazing little charity do with passion and appreciation for what can be achieved on limited resources. They deserve all the help they can get. You can read more about this project here: http://www.roydennis.org/2019/08/30/so-far-so-good/

Thank you for supporting. 

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