It is one of the largest, strongest, and rarest bird in the world. Unfortunately, the Philippine Eagle is critically endangered due to poachers and deforestation. The bird is chosen as a national symbol as it represents the strength, uniqueness, a love for freedom, and power of the Filipino people.
Why is it important to save Philippine eagle?
As the species on top of the food chain, the Philippine Eagle has a crucial role to play in keeping the gentle balance of the ecosystem in check. It helps naturally regulate species population and provide an umbrella of protection to all other life forms in its territory.
What is the native Filipino values of Philippine eagle?
Aside from being endemic to the Philippines, the Philippine eagle is considered as the flagship species in the conservation of Philippine wildlife. The proclamation also states that the characteristics of the Philippine eagle – whose uniqueness, strength, power, and love for freedom – exemplifies the Filipino people.
Who is the powerful eagle?
Eagles’ eyes are extremely powerful. It is estimated that the martial eagle, whose eye is more than twice as long as a human eye, has a visual acuity 3.0 to 3.6 times that of humans.
|Common name||Golden eagle|
|Scientific name||Aquila chrysaetos|
|Median wingspan||207 cm (6 ft 9 in)|