The DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau will lead the celebration of the 24th Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) on June 4-10, 2022. BMB intends to celebrate the PEW in Region 12 as a prelude to the release of Philippine eagle “Salagbanog “. Salagbanog was rescued after being trapped among thorny rattan vines while preying on a monkey at Salagbanog Falls, Bgy. Ticulab, Sarangani Province on January 9, 2021. The bird’s x-rays revealed that a big “jolen” was palpable under its skin while a smaller pellet on the right clavicle was also detected. The injuries inflicted on the bird showed that these had probably occurred earlier and remained unnoticeable until its capture.
This year’s theme, “Kapayapaan at Kalayaan: Ang Agila at Mamamayan, May Kaugnayan,” reminds us of our responsibilities as caretakers of our environment and the wildlife that co-exist with us and the importance of the Philippine eagle and other wildlife in sustaining life on earth. As responsible citizens, we are encouraged to usher in a new era of commitment to save our threatened fauna especially our national bird. The need to stand up and chart our path that will lead us to the next level of truly understanding the plight of our national bird. read more