We are announcing a competition for the conservation of one of the rarest bird species in Europe – the Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliacal)
Purpose of the Competition: To raise awareness in society concerning the importance of protecting and conserving rare species such as the Imperial Eagle.
The content of the Competition: The Imperial Eagle inhabits the lowlands of Eastern Georgia. The bird is classified as “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The population of Imperial Eagles is steadily declining. Currently, the number of nesting Imperial Eagles is 10 pairs (male and female), as opposed to 55 pairs 20-25 years ago.
Population decline can be explained by human disturbances, cutting down nesting trees and electricity poles, removing eggs and eaglets from the nests, death by electric current, weather factors (e.g., wind or snow destroying the nest), and habitat and food degradation.
Imperial Eagles lay 2-3 eggs and raise 1-2 offspring every season. Every missed year of nesting adversely affects the population size and further endangers the Imperial Eagle bird species.
Who Can Participate: School students from the Kakheti region can participate in the competition, individually or in groups.
Terms of the Competition: Participants should prepare a thematic project proposal for the competition.
Select Criteria: Precedence will be given to detailed, innovative and sustainable activities.
Prize: CENN will award a grant of 2000 GEL (maximum) to each of the 9 winners of the competition.
Deadline: March 30, 2018
For more information or questions please contact the email address above.