Welcome! We're delighted you've dropped by to visit us!
As you browse around you'll get to know all about the people who comprise the Mission:
Harpy Eagle team. What sets us apart is that we're a young, dedicated group of volunteer students (grades 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12) from Colegio Brader in Panama City, Panama.
Despite our youth, we're savvy about and very sensitive to what's at stake here concerning
the Harpy, as well as all other rare and exotic creatures among us that are now in danger of extinction. Our dedicated
sense of mission is very infectious, and we hope to be able to bite you with the bug so that you, too, will feel
the need to spread the word about why all of us must play a role to promote, protect, and improve conditions for Panama's
Harpy Eagle, which is a unique treasure for all of humanity as much as it is our country's national bird.
We're proud to have as our team leader none other than Teacher Ileana Cotes, Colegio Brader's
professor of Science, whose inspiration and dedication has inspired our efforts to help our national bird. Besides
teacher Ileana Cotes, new members from our school faculty will start working at our side to help us
spread the conservation message.
Mission Harpy Eagle members are proud to welcome Teachers Irasema Torres, Rosalia Cedeņo, Oscar
Rodriguez, Carlos Batista, and George Wirth in our successful team.
Actually, we are working to raise funds, undertake field research, advocate through
peer-to-peer grassroots networks (see "Sister Schools" program), and educate people everywhere through public awareness
programs (such as this Web site!) and information campaigns.
We think you'll enjoy reading about and seeing the Harpy "in action" here.
If what you find strikes a chord, and moves you to lend support for our cause, only then will we know that our
collective efforts are moving in the right direction, helping all of us--but most importantly the Harpy--to realize our
vision and thereby fulfill our mission!