To all ARRCN collaborators

    Thank you very much for your cooperation with the ARRCN Spizaetus Distribution Maps and Habitat Analysis Project (Spiza Map and Habitat Project).
The purpose of this project is to make out distribution maps of the hawk eagle genus Spizaetus and habitat analysis with data provided by ARRCN members and other collaborators. The data will be organized by the project secretariat and the coordinators of each country. Please refer to the attached form for details.

      If you would like to cooperate with our project, please send your data as follows:

      Working together, we can make the newest and most accurate distribution Maps!

                This project is subsidized partry by the Aeon foundation in Japan.

How to submit your data:

1.Please download the attached form (Data sheet) and fill in your information about hawk eagles. We are especially interested in data from outside of the basic distribution map that you can see on this form. Your name will be posted on our website as a collaborator. Moreover, in order to protect the species, we will not publish data on breeding areas. We will use your data only to make distribution maps.

2.Please send the data form by e-mail.
(1) If your data is from one of the areas below, please send it to the coordinator of that area. The coordinators will organize the data.

Country Coordinator e-mail address
Taiwan Corry Chen
Vietnam Le Mann Hung
Thailand Surachai Rungkunakorn
India Ashok Kumar Verma
Malaysia Mike Chong
Indonesia Zaini Rahman

(2) If your data is not from an area on this list, please send it to the project secretariat.

Project Secretariat    e-mail address INOUE TAKEHIKO

The distribution maps made using your data will be posted on the ARRCN website.

Thank you for your cooperation

The Spizaetus Distribution Map Habitat analysis Project

        Procedure Information

1. Objectives

Currently, very little specific data has been published on the genus Spizaetus. Most of the information on the distribution of Spizaetus in Asia is very general and based on old and unclear data. There is also no definite distribution map for the genus in Asia.
Therefore, there is a need to document the distribution of all the Spizaetus species in Asian countries.

In order to do this, researchers in countries within the range of a Spizaetus species are to collect the latest distribution and habitat data on the species found in their countries. The compiled data will then be collated for the purpose of creating an updated distribution map of all the species (and possibly sub-species) of Spizaetus in Asia. In addition, we will try to do habitat analysis of the genus Spizaetus.

2. Sponsorship
The ARRCN Spizaetus Distribution Map Project Team

3. Project Period   
      February 2005-May 2005

4. Methods

@ We have made a rough distribution map of each Spizaetus species found in Asia, from literature and documents. The distribution map booklets are currently available for the project.

A By utilizing Geographical Information System (GIS), the current compiled data will be merged (overlaid) on a grid map model, creating an original updated distribution grid map.

B This Grip Map will be sent to the coordinator of each participating country to make any correctins by grid unit (50 km2). In addition, the coordinator will include the habitats situation of the Spizaetus species in the country.

C Using the ARRCN mailing list, data may be added by members who have the personal knowledge about the species, to correct the data presented. This will then be returned to the coordinators or ARRCN Secretariat.

D In addition, each country coordinator will take photographs of the habitats of the Spizaetus species in their countries and send them to ARRCN Secretariat.

E ARRCN Secretariat will make a summary and a distribution grid map for the whole Asian region, incorporating the corrections and the additional data.

F The results will be presented at the ARRCN Symposium in 2005 and posted on the ARRCN web site. (GPS data concerning Spizaetus breeding will not be presented on the web site).

5. Target species and countries

Mountain Hawk Eagle

  Japan, Taiwan, China, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand.

Changeable Hawk Eagle

  China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines.

Blythfs Hawk Eagle

  India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia.

Wallacefs Hawk Eagle

  India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia.

6. Budget

The project will provide a GPS (Global Positioning System) unit and a digital camera to each country coordinator for recording and confirming species distribution data and taking photographs of the habitat.

Investigation area

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1.Mountain Hawk Eagle

2. Changeable Hawk Eagle

3. Blyth's Hawk Eagle

4. Wallace's Hawk Eagle