One of my friend's daughters is doing her Masters on preserving martial eagles. These enormous birds are a vulnerable species and their numbers have declined dramatically.
Jessie's "Electric Martial Eagle Project" is studying a potentially stable population of 60 breeding pairs who are nesting on power lines in the Karoo. (More pics here...)
Eaglevlei Wine Estate is having a fundraiser for the project on the evening of 31st July - there will be great art, wine, and celebrity items on auction - including a strategy session with yours truly!
Can't make it to the function? Please consider making a donation towards it through Microryza, a crowdfunding site that helps scientists to raise funds for important research - see more about Jessie's project and donate funds here.