PH sends National Bird to Singapore for Conservation

 

Labelled ‘Critically Endangered’, the Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle has an estimated 400 left in the world and nearly 200 found in the country in the wild, as part of the nation’s responsibility to its environment, The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sent a pair of Philippine Eagles to the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore for its conservation.

The Eagles named “Geothermica” and “Sambisig”, a pair of male and female will be transported to their new home in Singapore this June 4.

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu in a statement said that the Eagles’ stay in the area will also serve the purpose of their safety and effective growth in an environment that will provide for their needs.

“Sending Geothermica and Sambisig to Singapore acts as a biosecurity measure to ensure the survival of the species and as a fallback population in the event of catastrophic events like disease outbreaks or extreme natural calamities taking place in their Philippine habitats,” Cimatu said.

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