The elusive and critically endangered Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) was again spotted this year in the forests of Samar Island not once, but twice in two weeks, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Reports reaching the DENR's head office in Quezon City said the raptor was seen by members of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and the Institute of Biology of the University of the Philippines-Diliman during their expedition at the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.
"This is definitely an exciting development. These lat ...
A 1959 movie titled "A Summer Place" produced one of the best music themes performed as instrumentals by the famed orchestras of Percy Faith and Henry Mancini, and whose song version was recorded by Andy Williams and The Lettermen.
It sounded though as if the song was referring to Samar Province, an emerging getaway ideal to be visited not only during summer but the whole-year round.
It may not be a top-of-mind destination among seasoned travelers, but can easily spring out a surprise with its natural beauty.
Samar's poster icon is Sohoton National Park in Basey, one of the country's ...
Conservationists have spotted a Philippine eagle in the forests of Samar Island, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said yesterday.
"These sightings only show that the Philippine eagle still has a chance to survive in its natural habitat and the forests of Samar Island provide a safe haven for the bird," DENR Secretary Ramon Paje said in a statement.
The raptor was spotted twice in two weeks by members of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) and Institute of Biology of the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UP) during an expedition at the Samar Island Natural ...