Steppe eagles called Khakas, Hurricane, Min and Sin are to Russia after the winter migration – what is special about it
This spring, the four steppe eagles returned to the regions of southern Siberia, where they were born three years ago. The steppe eagles Min and Sin flew to the south of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Khakas eagle to the Republic of Khakassia, and the Hurricane eagle to the Tuva Republic, according to experts from the World Wildlife Fund of Russia and ornithologists of the Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network.
All birds are equipped with GPS trackers - special devices for tracking migration routes. Steppe Eagles are participants in a conservation project that has been implemented since 2017 by the Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network with the support of the World Around You Foundation of Siberian Wellness Corporation and the WWF since 2017.
Over the past decades, the number of the Steppe Eagle in the world has decreased dramatically, and the nesting area of the species has shrunk. There are no more than 40 thousand pairs in the world, in Russia from 2 to 3 thousand, and in the Altai-Sayan ecoregion from 1430 to 1770 pairs of steppe eagles.