Project: Migratory connectivity of Pallas’s Fish Eagle populations in Asia
The Pallas’s Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) is a globally threatened species that occurs in wetlands in parts of Southern Asia, but whose ecology is poorly documented. What is known thus far, however, makes this eagle stand out from other, related species: it breeds in winter, and migrates across the highest mountain range in the world. Recent data show that Pallas’ Fish-eagle breeding south of the Himalayans spend their non-breeding period as far north as Mongolia, traversing the peaks of the mountain range, the Tibetan plateau and the Gobi deserts during their travels. In this project, researchers in Mongolia, Bangladesh, Germany and Sweden work together to study both breeding and migration of these magnificent eagles in order to provide better knowledge for their conservation.