NRN is a membership-based organization aimed to enhance the capacity and
effectiveness of people working with raptors in the Neotropics. Its
goal is to aid the research and conservation of Neotropical raptors by
promoting communication and collaboration among biologists,
ornithologists, raptor enthusiasts, and other conservationists working in
The NRN achieves these ends primarily through
its Organizational Projects. The Organizational Projects constitute a set of
resources that aid people working with raptors in the Neotropics. The
base level of communication established by the NRN is a list-server. The
NRN List-server acts as a discussion forum for the members of the
NRN. Joining the NRN
The NRN also convenes a Neotropical Raptor Conference approximately every four years. The founding
Neotropical Raptor Conference and Harpy Eagle Symposium was convened by
The Peregrine Fund in Panama City, Panama, in October of 2002. The
second Neotropical Raptor Conference was held in Iguazu, Argentina, in June of
2006. Click here for the abstracts
and program from the 2006 Conference. The next conference will be held in La Fortuna, Costa Rica in 2016. Click here for more information.
To keep members abreast of other developments in the
world of Neotropical raptor research and conservation, we publish a
bi-annual NRN e-Newsletter. The Newsletter brings people up to
speed on the activities of the NRN, events in Neotropical raptor research
and conservation, involvement opportunities, and it also serves as a showcase for those who would like to relate their work and stories with
Check it out!
Finally, among the NRN Organizational Projects are
the NRN Research and Conservation Priorities. This is a guide for
aiding the prospective researcher, conservationist, or funding organization
to understand and identify the most important areas in Neotropical raptor
research and conservation. This guide is maintained relevant and current
by the Advisory Board of the NRN.
Explore the current priorities in
raptor research and conservation
The NRN may also engage in Scientific and
These projects are open to proposal. Consideration
of proposals address the goals identified in the Mission Statement as well
as detailed methodology and funding sources. More info
Conversations from the Field - To help spread the word about the amazing work many of our NRN members are doing, Markus Jais and Yennifer Hernandez have begun conducting interviews with raptor biologists working across Central and South America and the Caribbean, with many different raptor species.
To read their latest interview with Santiago Zuluaga, Director of Fundación Proyecto
Águila Crestada-Colombia (PAC-C), whose goal is the long-term conservation of the Black
and Chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) in Colombia, please click here for English, here for Spanish, and here for Portuguese.