Rare, powerful and majestic, the harpy eagle symbolises nature’s precious patrimony that we must protect.
These birds are diminishing in numbers due to trafficking, poaching andespecially to the destruction of their natural habitat.
The shooting of one harpy eaglet significantly threatens the survival of the species, given that adult harpy eagles produce only one offspring every three to four years.
The region of our operations is located south of the Amazonian forest and covers 6 Brazilian States: Mato Grosso, Para, Tocantins, Maranhão, Piaui, and Bahia.
In the field, Nordesta is developing a vast environmental awareness program through a number of long-term actions in schools and universities, as well as among municipal authorities, land-owners and general adult population.
It is essential to reach the inhabitants of rural areas who are in direct contact with nature, such as small farmers and their families or teachers and their students. In order to do this we reach out to inform and educate these people, as well as offering them locally adapted economic r educational support, because most of them live in a state of great poverty.