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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

PEC inspects rescued eagle

KIAMBA, Sarangani (January 5, 2017) – Philippine Eagle Center personnel restrain the juvenile Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) rescued in Barangay Batian, Maitum at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-DENR January 3 for assessment before its turnover to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

PEC rehabs rescued eagle

DAVAO CITY (January 5, 2017) - The juvenile Philippine Eagle rescued in Maitum is transferred to a cage Wednesday, January 4, at the Philippine Eagle Center for a three-week rehabilitation. The eagle has received fluids to address dehydration and also shots of vitamins and antibiotics. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

PEC takes Maitum eagle for rehab

DAVAO CITY (January 5, 2017) – Maitum municipal accountant and information officer Elizabeth Ramos (2nd from left), representing Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit, makes the turnover of the juvenile Philippine Eagle rescued in Maitum to Domingo Tadena (3rd from right), conservation breeding program consultant of the Philippine Eagle Center Wednesday, January 4. Also in photo are Dr. Jayson Ibanez (extreme right) of the Philippine Eagle Foundation, Edgardo Calderon (3rd from left) of CENRO Kiamba, and Philippine Eagle Center staff. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

Pellet embedded in rescued Philippine Eagle

DAVAO CITY (January 5, 2017) – X-Ray result on January 4, Wednesday, shows an embedded pellet in the left groin area of the juvenile Philippine Eagle rescued in Maitum, Sarangani. A veterinarian inspected the possible entry point of the bullet but there was no entry wound, indicating the old wound has healed. (Tres Besana /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

Philippine Eagle at CENRO-DENR

KIAMBA, Sarangani (January 5, 2017) – The juvenile Philippine Eagle rescued in Barangay Batian, Maitum is taken to the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-DENR on January 3 for assessment before its turnover to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. (Tres Besana /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

Philippine Eagle ready for turnover

KIAMBA, Sarangani (January 5, 2017) – Philippine Eagle Center personnel inspect the juvenile Philippine Eagle rescued in Barangay Batian, Maitum for wounds at the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-DENR January 3 for assessment before its turnover to the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. (Jake Narte /SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:00

Philippine Eagle breeding pair in Maitum?

DAVAO CITY (January 5, 2017) – With the rescue of a juvenile Philippine Eagle in Maitum, Sarangani, the immediate step would be to verify if there is a breeding pair, look for their active nest and install a community-based conservation program spearheaded by the local government units (LGU) and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

This is the recommendation of Dr. Jayson Ibanez, director for research and conservation of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF), after assessing the physical condition of the young Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), the national bird.

 

He said the implication is that “we still have a breeding pair, a nesting pair” in Maitum specifically in Barangay Batian.

“We are quite excited about this because I think this would become the entry point, it would become the start of a systematic Philippine Eagle conservation program within Maitum and also across the mountain range, Mt. Busa,” Ibanez told Sarangani Information Office.

The eagle was found Monday (January 2) by Gibson Badal, a resident of Barangay Batian which is within Mt. Busa complex, a declared key biodiversity area and an important bird area. It is home to critically endangered, threatened, vulnerable and rare bird species.

“The presence of an eagle pair means meron kang adequate habitat,” Ibanez pointed out. “Very special yong nesting territory because the Philippine Eagle is very loyal sila doon eh. They use it across generations, meaning as long as intact yong nesting site mo, tuloy-tuloy yong reproduction which is really very important for a critically endangered species like the Philippine Eagle.”

The rescued eagle arrived at the Philippine Eagle Center in Malagos, Calinan at 2am. Wednesday (January 4).

Maitum municipal accountant Elizabeth Ramos, who represented Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit during the turnover of the bird to PEC, said “the rescue of Maitum Philippine Eagle was made possible thru the joint effort of the DENR-CENRO Kiamba, LGU Maitum, and the Philippine Eagle Center.”

“Initially, a video and photos of the juvenile Philippine Eagle was sent to me via Facebook messenger by my relative Alver Caasi, informing me about the capture of this creature. The rescue followed after,” said Ramos, who is also the municipal information officer.

According to Ibanez, the bird was severely dehydrated. It is overly thin, which “means hindi sya nakakuha ng adequate nourishment from the parents.”

X-Ray result showed an embedded pellet in its left groin area. A PEC veterinarian inspected the possible entry point of the bullet but “wala namang entry wound so ibig sabihin it is an old wound na nag heal na. Normally hindi na namin ginagalaw kung hindi naman fatal.”

The eagle has received fluids to address dehydration and also shots of vitamins and antibiotics.

The bird’s appetite is “okay” and the bird is “relatively healthy.”

“Overall, medium to good yong prognosis,” Ibanez said. “If it is cleared by our veterinarian for release, ibabalik natin sya sa kanyang territory.”

He said the bird is more or less one year old. “At that age very dependent pa sya sa parents nya. If we can release the bird within two to three weeks, we are confident na pakakainin pa sya ng parents.” (SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

Mayor vows to protect Philippine Eagle

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 4, 2017) – “I am thankful with the rescue of the juvenile Philippine Eagle. This only proves that Maitum has still thick forest that we ought to preserve and protect. I will do my best to protect the endangered species of Maitum as our legacy to the future generations,” said Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit. (Rey Balazon for MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

Philippine Eagle found in Maitum

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 4, 2017) – Gibson Badal, 26, a resident of Barangay Batian, takes for safekeeping the eagle he found Monday, January 2. The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), the country’s national bird, was turned over to Mayor Alexander Bryan Reganit. The Philippine Eagle Center took custody of the bird Tuesday night, January 3. (Rey Balazon for MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 00:00

Philippine Eagle rescued in Sarangani

MAITUM, Sarangani (January 4, 2017) – A Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), the country’s national bird, rests inside a hut Tuesday, January 3, in Barangay Batian. (Rey Balazon for MAITUM INFORMATION OFFICE)

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