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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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 ...
The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) is set to build a new satellite breeding facility in a 23-hectare donated land in Compostela Valley province.
Dennis Salvador, PEF executive director said the new facility will provide a secluded breeding area not only for the Philippine Eagle, but for other endangered raptors as well.
"Given current threats to captive populations such as disease outbreaks and natural calamities, this new asset will help address our plans to secure and isolate breeding populations," Salvador said in a statement on Thursday, October 26.
The 23-hectare parcel ...
Raptor researchers and conservationists in Asia called out to authorities to tighten implementation of policies and laws to protect wildlife.
Toru Yamazaki, raptor biologist and president of Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (ARRCN), said there is a need for Asian countries to impose stricter laws against illegal hunting of birds.
"The purpose of raptor conservation is not just to protect raptors, but also to conserve natural resources," Yamazaki told Davao Today during the 10th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network international symposium on Friday, October 20, hel ...
"The Philippine Eagle will look you straight in the eye. It has no fear, since its an apex predator," said Agriculture Undersecretary Fred Serrano. "It doesnt need to be afraid, since it has no natural enemies. The moment the eagle looks straight through your lens, you immediately feel that the hunter has become the hunted."
Serrano was part of a wildlife photography team to Mt. Apo National Park led by Alain Pascua, cofounder of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines Inc. (WBPP).
Pascua unveiled the fruit of their work at a press event held at the Old Senate Session Hall, Nation ...
Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) executive director Dennis Salvador said they plan to loan out Philippine eagles abroad as a safety net to protect the population of the endangered birds should catastrophic events occur in the country.
Salvador told MindaNews Tuesday that this is technically a breeding loan program that allows the host country to keep and breed? the Philippine eagles to protect the gene pool against the potential catastrophic events such as natural calamities or disease outbreaks that can potentially wipe out their population in the wild.
He said they are hoping the plan ...