Aquila means "eagle" in Latin. Hence, we feel a connection to this animal and have our eagle mascot "Eddie" present in our offices since our foundation. Therefore, we decided to partner with WWF Germany in order to become sponsors of an eagle couple: Eddie and Carmen.
WWF has been committed to the protection and conservation of eagles in Germany since 1972. The foundation has the overarching goal of stopping the destruction of nature and the environment and building a future in which people live in harmony with nature.
With our donation, WWF Germany was able to acquire an ideal piece of forest and land in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany last year and convert it into a protected area. In addition to Eddie and Carmen, this territory also provides a natural habitat for numerous other animals and thus contributes directly to the preservation of biodiversity in our region. WWF Germany's ambitions are already showing results. Among other things, there has been an EU-wide ban on lead-containing ammunition in wetlands – one of the most common causes of death of sea eagles is lead poisoning. In addition, the eagle population in the Schaalsee region has developed well. Eddie and Carmen successfully bred in 2020 – alongside seven other pairs of eagles. This means that Aquila Capital are now partners of a small eagle family.