LOOK: Critically endangered Philippine eaglet spotted in Bukidnon uplands
The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) said on Wednesday that a critically endangered Philippine Eaglet was spotted in the highlands of Bukidnon province.
In a Facebook post, the foundation confirmed that a 10- to 11-month-old eaglet and its parent were nesting in the area. This was after a two-week expedition to verify local reports.
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“Good news! We are pleased to announce the discovery of a new nesting territory in the highlands of Bukidnon!” PEF said.
“We look forward to working with the Talaandig community who has called PEF’s attention to their longtime eagle neighbor,” it added.
The Philippine Eagle, declared as the country’s national bird, is one of the three largest eagles in the world and is now at the brink of extinction.
The PEF said there are roughly 400 pairs of Philippine Eagles left in the wild.
It also appealed to the public to join the efforts to save the iconic eagle by donating to PEF, which is the only conservation, breeding, and rehabilitation facility of Philippine eagles in the country.
Over the weekend, a Twitter thread urging netizens to help spread awareness about the Philippine eagles’ condition and to campaign for its survival took social media by storm. /ee
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