The heroic effort in the Amazon to save one of the world’s largest eagles

Brazil nut collectors, landowners, and ecotourism operators are joining forces on an innovative program to save harpy eagles.

A harpy eagle guards her chick in a nest in Amazonian Brazil. Females are bigger than males and can weigh about 24 pounds, with claws often larger than a grizzly bear’s. Since the 1800s, their range across Central and South America has declined by more than 40 percent.

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