Orange-breasted Falcon Project

Goals

Ensure the conservation and restoration of the small declining population of the Orange-breasted Falcon (OBF) in Belize and Guatemala, thought to be isolated from the larger population in South America. The program focuses on the following objectives:

  • Annual surveys to monitor trends in occupancy and productivity dating to 1991.
  • Search for new territorial pairs in Mesoamerica.
  • Establish a self-sustaining captive colony to enhance genetic diversity in the wild population.
  • Increase nesting success/productivity with vulture-proof nest boxes on OBF cliffs.
  • Establish partnerships with other NGOs and citizens to help identify and monitor OBF populations throughout the species’ range in Latin America.
  • Employ the OBF as an icon to promote Neotropical conservation.

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