Project aim and objectives  

The project objective is to rescue the last juvenile and immature (wandering branchers or nest leavers) Javan Hawk-Eagles Spizaetus bartelsi.

Important mortality occurs in the wild by lack of suitable habitat, but also in incompetent fanciersí hands as some are still accidentally caught by villagers for the Indonesian collectors market.


Indonesia so far has no rehabilitation structure to take care of disabled birds; the repeated loss of hundreds of highly valuable specimens remains an untolerable waste for conservation.

The project aims at rearing rescued birds to start up a captive breeding stock that will eventually serve to restore a viable population to the wild in their country of origin.


The BFRCC is reaching a triple goal:
  • education through information campaign and sound research
  • regional development through nature tourism and creation of new employment
  • conservation through its modern breeding program

A bright example of upright utilization of non-endangered, common Raptors being turned into a sound resource to develop a captive bred stock of other species now so dramatically threatened in the wild by human ignorance, habitat destruction and avian diseases!