Pamana, the Philippine eagle that had just been released in Mt. Hamihuitan during the past Independence Day, everybody was shocked when the news surfaced last few days that the eagle was found dead.
Dennis Salvador, executive director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) said, the slain bird is very important because it is one of the only 400 pairs of Philippine eagle that lives in the Philippines. He also added that this extraordinary bird could only be seen in the Philippines, and it's feared to be totally exterminated due to indiscriminate killing. So, it's really important to raise more Philippine eagle which is also the national bird of the country.
To simply remove the bird's specie from critically endangered list, we need more than 1,000 total in population, however to this level, they are still endangered so it has to be higher.People can witness this eagle in limited area particularly in Mindanao, Samar, Leyte and Luzon.
Furthermore, they carried out public awareness campaign to ensure of no extinction for the specie. Meanwhile, Salvador called for more strict protection ensuring the safety of Philippine eagle.
So far, mandated by the law, anyone found guilty for killing endangered Philippine eagle is subject to six to 12 years imprisonment and fine from P100,000 to P1 million.
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Why do we do this to ourselves? When will this stupidity stop?