Bid To Name An Adult Male Martial Eagle At Cottar’s And Support The Mara Martial Eagle Project
The Long Run GER® Cottar’s 1920s camp are receiving bids to name an adult male Martial Eagle being monitored by the Maasai Mara Martial Eagle Project. Bidding starts at $50, and bids and name suggestions are being received as comments on their Facebook Page. Funds raised go towards the Mara Martial Eagle Project.
The Martial Eagle is the largest eagle species in Africa and its population is in decline throughout its range due to habitat destruction and human persecution. This species is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. The Mara Martial Eagle Project began in 2015 with the purpose of studying Martial Eagle populations in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of southwestern Kenya. The Project’s goal is to work with local communities and conservation professionals in the Maasai Mara to develop holisitic conservation management plans that ensure the survival of this charismatic apex predator.
Cottar’s Martial Eagle was recently fixed with a transmitter by Stratton Hatfield, a graduate student working for the Maasai Mara and Shiv Kapila a Trustee of the Kenya Bird of Prey Trust and is currently named 5105. Cottars have decided to hold an auction through the Cottars Wildlife Conservation Trust (CWCT) so that anyone can bid and help raise some funds for this project.
Projects like this rely on the kind donations of passionate individuals that care about conservation. By donating you become part of the solution to conserving Martial Eagles in southern Kenya. 100% of donations received will be put towards their running expenses and research equipment.
The winner will receive regular updates on the bird including pictures, in addition to being taken out to look for this particular martial, and other raptors, if they visit Cottar’s.
Help this is great cause by going to Cottar’s Facebook page and placing your bids in the comments section of this post. Terms and Conditions apply. The highest bidder will win. Bidding will end on 31st October 2016, and the winner announced on the Cottar’s Facebook page on 1st November 2016.
Photos: Jeff Sole and Shiv Kapila
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