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Old 25-04-2017, 02:34 PM
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MANILA – A new coffee table book celebrating the Philippine Eagle as a unifying symbol of the Filipino nation was launched on Thursday. “Haring Ibon – The Great Philippine Eagle” is authored by Alain Pascua, co-founder of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines Inc. and concurrently Undersecretary of Education for Administration. It features “more than 100 photographs of the eagle’s breeding biology and early life history in its natural nesting site at Mt. Apo Natural Park,” wrote Dr. Angel Alcala, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee and National Scientist, in the book’s preface.
“Although the Philippine Eagle has been written about in several articles and books, this is the first time that the magnificent bird is given prominence in a whole book through documentation,” he noted. Also providing his insights about the coffee table book is President Rodrigo Duterte. In his message on the first page of “Haring Ibon,” he said: “It (book) brings us to the wonderful settings that virtually give the readers a sense of adventure and an almost-real-life experience of how these eagles exist in the wild.”
Standing at three feet or roughly a meter tall with a wingspan of about seven feet, the Philippine Eagle is considered the largest eagle in the world. It is distinguished by its blue-gray eyes and its head crest of brown and white feathers which it can raise or lower at will.
This bird of prey’s presence has been documented in Luzon, in Leyte and Samar in the Visayas, and in Mindanao.
There are no more than 400 pairs of Philippine Eagles remaining in the wild because of hunting and the continuing loss of their natural habitat.
This coffee-table book which is illustrated with many pictures should raise more awareness and appreciation among its readers on the urgent need of conserving the Philippine Eagle and its habitat on islands from where it has been reported.

It is of importance that it survives through the ages because by conserving this top predator, the other faunal species that support it ecologically will also be conserved.

Link: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifes...nal-bird/story

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Old 25-04-2017, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for that Blueagle, I'm definitely interested in that book. Do you know if it is only available to buy direct from the author? I have a soft spot for Philippine Eagles, they are my favourite Eagle. I'm guessing that 'Haring Ibon' is what the Eagle is known as in the Philippines? Keep the articles/updates coming, I enjoy reading them each time.

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Old 26-04-2017, 01:29 PM
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Yes, You can PM the author Mr. Alain Pascua at his FB accnt, search the (WBPP) Wild Birds Photographer of the Philippines on FB. It's available for Php 3,500.00 which is about US$ 70.00

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Yes, You can PM the author Mr. Alain Pascua at his FB accnt, search the (WBPP) Wild Birds Photographer of the Philippines on FB. It's available for Php 3,500.00 which is about US$ 70.00

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Thank you, I'll have to look into that!

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Old 12-10-2017, 03:15 PM
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Rescued PHL Eagle released in forest of Aurora–DENR


In Photo: Back into the wild goes this Philippine Eagle more than a year after its rescue in a forested area in Aurora province.


A MALE Philippine Eagle was released back into the wild during a ceremony held at the Aurora Memorial National Park in Aurora province last Wednesday, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said in a statement.The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is the largest bird of prey in the world.
Link: https://businessmirror.com.ph/rescue...f-aurora-denr/
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Technology reaches us on the top. Thumbs up GPS <3
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Old 14-10-2017, 03:57 AM
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Been reading articles about Haring Ibon. Such stunningly amazing. Thank you to Filipino government who was able to take care of him. Please post more videos of him.

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Thank you for the information. I'm planning to buy this too
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Bird flu a concern in fight to save Philippine Eagle: finance chief

This handout photo taken on December 9, 2015 and released by the Philippine Eagle Foundation shows a 3-day old hatchling at the eagle center in Davao City. AFP

MANILA - Exposing the endangered Philippine Eagle to bird flu is a "big risk," Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday, as the government moved to contain the outbreak in 3 Luzon towns.
Dominguez hails from Davao City, home to the a conservation center for the monkey-eating raptor. He is also former chairman of the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
"You know what really my concern is with the bird flu? It’s the Philippine Eagle. If the bird flu goes there, we may have to kill all the eagles,"Dominguez said.
Hundreds of thousands of chickens, ducks and other birds have been slaughtered in the towns of San Luis, Pampanga and Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija, where cases of avian flu were reported.
The affected towns were quarantined and authorities banned the shipment of birds and poultry products from Luzon to other parts of the country.
Link: http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/22/1...-finance-chief

Credit: ABS-CBN NEWS

Philippines mull sending eagles abroad to ensure species survival

The Philippine Eagle Foundation was forced to close the centre to the public from August 15 to 16

Philippines mull sending eagles abroad to ensure species survival
the Philippine Eagle Foundation was forced to close the centre to the public from August 15 to 16
Published: 12:52 October 12, 2017 Gulf News
Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent


Manila: Wildlife conservation officials have proposed sending some of the endemic Philippine Eagles abroad to ensure their survival in the event of an avian flu outbreak.
“This may be necessary to ensure the survival of our eagles in the event of an epidemic,” Dennis Salvador, president of the Philippine Eagle Foundation was quoted in reports as saying as officials mull what steps to take to save the raptor, which is endemic to the country’s forests.

The recent outbreak of avian flu in Central Luzon in the northern portion of the country has prompted officials like Salvador to think of ways to ensure that the species would not be wiped out in the event of an epidemic.
Currently, a considerable number of the estimated 400 surviving Philippine Eagles are under the care of the Philippine Eagle Foundations’ aviary in Malagos, Davao City. Having some of the captive eagles taken to other countries would mean that in the event on an outbreak, not every bird from this particular gene pool would be susceptible to an epidemic such as that coming from the Avian Flu.
It had been reported in the MindaNews that the Philippine Eagle Foundation was forced to close the centre to the public from August 15 to 16 following an outbreak of the H5 strain of avian influenza in Pampanga.

The country holds the Philippine Eagle dearly and having some of it owned by an aviary or zoo in another place abroad would be somewhat unthinkable, for this reason, Salvador said the PEF had proposed that raptors that would be taken abroad would be considered as “on loan” and not sold.
“The Filipino people still own the eagles, including their off springs,” he said.
Http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/philippines-mull-sending-eagles-abroad-to-ensure-species-survival-1.2104680
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Bird flu a concern in fight to save Philippine Eagle: finance chief

This handout photo taken on December 9, 2015 and released by the Philippine Eagle Foundation shows a 3-day old hatchling at the eagle center in Davao City. AFP

MANILA - Exposing the endangered Philippine Eagle to bird flu is a "big risk," Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said Tuesday, as the government moved to contain the outbreak in 3 Luzon towns.
Dominguez hails from Davao City, home to the a conservation center for the monkey-eating raptor. He is also former chairman of the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
"You know what really my concern is with the bird flu? It’s the Philippine Eagle. If the bird flu goes there, we may have to kill all the eagles,"Dominguez said.
Hundreds of thousands of chickens, ducks and other birds have been slaughtered in the towns of San Luis, Pampanga and Jaen and San Isidro in Nueva Ecija, where cases of avian flu were reported.
The affected towns were quarantined and authorities banned the shipment of birds and poultry products from Luzon to other parts of the country.
Link: http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/08/22/1...-finance-chief

Credit: ABS-CBN NEWS

Philippines mull sending eagles abroad to ensure species survival

The Philippine Eagle Foundation was forced to close the centre to the public from August 15 to 16

Philippines mull sending eagles abroad to ensure species survival
the Philippine Eagle Foundation was forced to close the centre to the public from August 15 to 16
Published: 12:52 October 12, 2017 Gulf News
Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent


Manila: Wildlife conservation officials have proposed sending some of the endemic Philippine Eagles abroad to ensure their survival in the event of an avian flu outbreak.
“This may be necessary to ensure the survival of our eagles in the event of an epidemic,” Dennis Salvador, president of the Philippine Eagle Foundation was quoted in reports as saying as officials mull what steps to take to save the raptor, which is endemic to the country’s forests.

The recent outbreak of avian flu in Central Luzon in the northern portion of the country has prompted officials like Salvador to think of ways to ensure that the species would not be wiped out in the event of an epidemic.
Currently, a considerable number of the estimated 400 surviving Philippine Eagles are under the care of the Philippine Eagle Foundations’ aviary in Malagos, Davao City. Having some of the captive eagles taken to other countries would mean that in the event on an outbreak, not every bird from this particular gene pool would be susceptible to an epidemic such as that coming from the Avian Flu.
It had been reported in the MindaNews that the Philippine Eagle Foundation was forced to close the centre to the public from August 15 to 16 following an outbreak of the H5 strain of avian influenza in Pampanga.

The country holds the Philippine Eagle dearly and having some of it owned by an aviary or zoo in another place abroad would be somewhat unthinkable, for this reason, Salvador said the PEF had proposed that raptors that would be taken abroad would be considered as “on loan” and not sold.
“The Filipino people still own the eagles, including their off springs,” he said.
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/philippines-mull-sending-eagles-abroad-to-ensure-species-survival-1.2104680
Hi,

Great to get some more updates on the Eagles! Not so great that bird flu has hit/will hit the Philippines. It's re-assuring to see that people have been thinking ahead and attempting to get the birds out. I don't want to think what would happen if they were left for bird flu to take hold. How is the overall conservation effort going, has there been much in the way of change in the Eagle's numbers?

Kind Regards,

Bradley
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Old 22-10-2017, 04:17 AM
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Thank you, The Eagle Center - Philippine Eagle Foundation have successfully bred a numbers of eagles since it started in 1987 and successfully reared the first eaglet in 1992 named "Pag-asa" meaning Hope through artificial insemination.

The center was set up for the care and propagation of the endangered raptor, but also a research facility that educates the public on the Philippine Eagles, other animals and plants unique to the Philippines as well as the country's forest ecosystem. The Eagle center located at the foothills of Mt. Apo the country's highest peak in Davao is now flourishing and home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of them bred in captivity.

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