EarthMatters.Org was founded by a small, international team of specialists with decades of practical experience in multidisciplinary programs. Since the early 1990’s, EM.Org has been involved in conservation programs in Venezuela and Panama. EM.Org is now expanding into Peru and Colombia.
In 1991, our experts pioneered the use of the satellite based Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to survey and map Harpy Eagle nests for conservation management in the dense rainforests of Latin America. We implemented the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to update and merge regional and detailed views of eagle distribution and human encroachment on their habitat. NASA and Microwave Telemetry Inc. provide satellite transmitters that we mount on the eagles to track the movements of breeding pairs and follow the dispersal of their fledglings.
In 1997 The Harpy Eagle Conservation team received the ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Award for innovative use of technology, Environment, Energy & Agriculture category: Entry # 97400 archived at the Smithsonian – National Museum of American History.
- 1998, National Geographic (194) 5, November. Earth Almanac: Harpy Eagles have friends in high places
- 1998, GeoConvergencia 1:(2) 8-19. Al rescate del aguila-Poniendo a la Harpia en el mapa de Venezuela. By Eduardo Alvarez & Peter Kung
- Global Response Action (GRA) Newsletter, 3, 1998. Protect Imataca Forest Reserve / Venezuela
- 1998, Wildlife Conservation (101)1:42-47, February. Where Eagles dare. By Ron Magill
To go to the Wildlife Conservation website, click here.
- 1998, El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela. Octubre 29. Desde hace 8 meses veterinarios de Profauna la entrenan en el zoologico de Caricuao El aguila harpia sera liberada dentro de dos semanas
- 1998, El Universal, Caracas, Marzo 09. Guardia Nacional rescato un aguila harpia
- 1998, BBC Wildlife (16)2:10-16, February. Queen of the Rainforest. By Bob Sinclair
- 1997, GPS World (8) 7: 22-32, July. Raptor rescue: Mapping Venezuela’s Harpy Eagle habitat. By Peter Kung & Eduardo Alvarez
- 1997, August, Review in Bird Banding Lab, Patuxent [page 9]
Click here to go to the Patuxent Wildlife Center website.
- 1997, The Miami Herald, May 25. The Eagle has landed. By Ron Magill, Miami MetroZoo
- 1997, El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela Julio 16. Gracias al Aguila Harpia premian a Venezolanos
- 1996, Natura (105):50-56. Aguila Harpia- Su ecologia y conservacion en la Guayana Venezolana. By Gustavo Martinez
- 1995, National Geographic (187) 2: 40-49, February. Remote World of the Harpy Eagle. By Neil Rettig
- 1994, WildBird (8) 1: 30-33, January. Harpy Eagles – The world’s largest raptors. By Eduardo Alvarez
- For more information, go to Harpy Eagle and Related Links on the EM.Org Kid’s page.
- EM.Org was featured the week of May 3rd, 1999 on Wild Things TV of Paramont Pictures.
- On January 30th, 2000 EM.Org was one of a few programs featured on a National Geographic special dedicated to research in the rainforest canopy. The special was entitled, Exploring the High Frontier. For more information, click here to go to the National Geographic web site.