The eagles are coming!
CRC in cooperation with The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) sponsored the Eagle Project. On May 23, 2018, EMIS 11th grad students traveled to the Hay-Bar Carmel to learn about the preservation of eagles in Israel and to place a GPS tracker, on one of them before setting him free.
The vultures bred at the Carmel Hay-Bar are reintroduced into the wild as part of a nation-wide project called Taking Israeli Raptors Under our Wing. The purpose of the project is to increase the population of vultures which has declined in Israel in the last few decades. After a short film about the Hay-Bar, and an explanation by the rangers, the student were introduced to a gorgeous Griffon vulture. This injured vulture arrived to the Hay-Bar just several weeks ago from... Syria! The rangers were contacted by a Syrian who found it and transfer it to the Hay-Bar via a special gate on the Israeli-Syria border. Although Israel and Syria do not have official diplomatic relations, this gate is part of IDF's Operation Good Neighbors, that helped more then 4000 Syrian refugees to receive medical treatment in Israel since 2013!
With CRC sponsored GPS tracker, the rangers, together with EMIS students, will be able to follow his route and even provide help in case of emergency! Beautiful and healthy, the eagle is now back in nature, join together with his peers roaming the skies of the Mediterranean again! To learn more about the Hay-Bar, please click here.