The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the monkey-eating eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines.
It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms. It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length, ...
with the Steller's sea eagle and the harpy eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.
Among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, it has been declared the Philippine national bird. It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat due to deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine eagle is punishable under Philippine law by 12 years in jail and heavy fines. Wiki
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It has menacing looks and a huge frame to match, but also exhibits a graceful and majestic form in flight. A large and powerful bird of prey, it used to be called the monkey-eating eagle because macaques formed part of its diet. Some have even fed on small deer weighing as much as 14 kilos a testament to their strength and size. But with only an estimated 400 or so pairs left in the wild, the Philippine Eagle is critically endangered.
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu recently lauded the field personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Caraga Region Office for saving the life of an injured Philippine Eagle in Tago town, Surigao del Sur province, on December 10.
The members of the DENR-Caraga enforcement division acted with dispatch and provided initial treatment to the raptor after receiving a report of the rescued eagles condition.
The Philippine Eagle, the Philippiness national bird, is the largest bird of prey in the world and it is endemic to the Philippines. It can be found in four ...
Visitors, both foreigners and locals, who come to Davao City for the first time almost always include the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Calinan District as one of their itineraries. Some 30 kilometers northwest and about an hours drive from downtown Davao, the center is home of the endangered Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi).
The center is managed by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), the prime mover in eagle conservation, breeding, rehabilitation and education in the country. About 35 eagles can be found at the center.
"The great Philippine eagle is not only our flag ...
Come January 15, Pag-asa which means "hope" in Tagalog will turn 26 years old. The male Philippine eagle is the first of its species to be bred and hatched in captivity. It was the result of a long and tedious work of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) in Malagos at Calinan District to save this very rare bird found only in the Philippines.
"Pag-asa connotes hope for the continued survival of the Philippine eagle, hope that it people get together for the cause of the bird, it shall not be doomed to die," explains Dennis Joseph I. Salvador, the PEF executive director.
For a year, the s ...
The United Nations-backed Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals has adopted a resolution drafted by the Philippines, which recognizes the role of migratory wildlife in achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 set by the UN.
The resolution, dubbed as the "Manila Declaration," calls on the 124 countries, which are signatories to the CMS, to development frameworks and implement relevant plans that would harmonize the CMS' goals on wildlife protection with the 17 SDGs identified by the UN in 2015.
Drafted by the Philippine delegation led by th ...
The network of conservation centers for various birds of prey in Asia has appealed to the regions youths and students to initiate more efforts to improve the biodiversity in the region.
"More so of the well-being of the human race, not only of the raptors and other endangered species," said Toru Yamazaki, the president of Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (ARRCN).
Yamazaki said the conservation of the environment is deeply intertwined with the conservation of the endangered species and, more important, on the conservation of the human race.
"We cannot deny that the destru ...