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
Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi News
If you see stray dogs or cat in your neighborhood, call the city pound. But if its a wild animal like an eagle, a python, or by chance, a monkey or a marine turtle, whether it is roaming free or locked in cage, it is best to call wildlife experts.
Help rescue wild animals and be a biodiversity champion, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urges the public.
To protect the countrys threatened wildlife, the DENR is appealing to the public to help protect and conserve the countrys rich biodiversity by reporting illegal wildlife trade.
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The provincial government of Sarangani is pushing for the declaration as a wildlife sanctuary of a critical forest area where a juvenile Philippine Eagle was rescued earlier this year.
Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon has endorsed a proposal for such declaration over a stretch of a forest area in the municipalities of Maitum and Kiamba to properly protect the habitat of the Philippine Eagle and other sighted endangered wildlife species in the area.
The move was earlier proposed by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in a provincial management committee meeting.
Philippine Eagle experts have fitted a hi-tech transmitter on an eagle earlier rescued in Sarangani province to ensure its proper monitoring.
A team from the Davao City-based Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and the municipal government of Maitum installed the gadget on eagle, Sarangani Pride, to facilitate the sending of more Global Positioning System (GPS) readings on a daily basis.
PEF experts re-captured the eagle and replaced its battery-powered GPS satellite transmitter with a solar-powered GPS-GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) tracker.
The bird was so agile. It too ...
As part of its commitment to take an active role in environmental preservation, Landbank recently donated P700,000 for the conservation and protection of the Philippine Eagle, channeled through the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF).
The bank's donation will finance the improvement of captive breeding facilities which covers the purchase of a brand new cage, repair of breeding chamber, and construction of partition for existing duplex-type cage.
The partnership between the two institutions was formalized in a groundbreaking ceremony held last June 9 at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao ...
Eight individuals have received recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their exceptional and valuable contribution to the conservation and protection of the country's rich wildlife resources.
DENR's Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Director Theresa Mundita Lim said the first set of awardees consisted of outstanding individuals who have helped the bureau fulfill its responsibilities in the last three decades.
The awardees and their contributions to biodiversity conservation and protection are:
• Indira Dayang Lacerna-Widmann for the conser ...
With its goal and mission to disseminate information and education toward the conservation of the country's vanishing avian treasures, the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP), in partnership with the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF) is holding a photo exhibit titled Ibong Malaya: The Philippines' Avian Treasures. The event, which is held until July 12, 2017 at The Chamber, Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila, showcases some of the endemic species of birds in the country.
In cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DoT), the exhibit displays the works ...