That the Kenyan public, policymakers, wildlife conservation professionals are better informed, actively involved, and passionate about the protection and long-term conservation of birds of prey and the habitats they live in.
To rescue, rehabilitate, reinstate and assist in the research of birds of prey in Kenya, and to protect them for the future by educating, and using conservation management and by creating a long term “in perpetuity” financial self-sufficiency plan.
Our raptor work in Kenya began from first receiving injured raptors in the late 1960s. As it was not possible to return some to the wild, the collection grew and some bred. Those that were unable to return to the wild due to various injuries served an important and crucial role in bringing the public face to face with falcons, hawks, eagles and owls, similar to the many bird of prey centres in Europe and USA.
We have achieved several world firsts:
1. The first captive-bred African Crowned Eagles;
2. The reintroduction of a raptor in Africa, the Lammergeyer;
3. Restorative management of Madagascar Fish Eagle;
4. First capture and tagging of Bearded Vultures, Mountain Hawk Eagle and Indian Spotted Eagle in Nepal;
5. First capture and tagging of Cassin’s Hawk Eagle in Ivory Coast.