THE BIRD AND ITS HABITAT
The Philippine Eagle is a lasting symbol of Filipino pride but it is rapidly falling victim to economic expansion. While the world’s largest eagle is among the most powerful predators in the sky, it is powerless against deforestation. The remaining 500–700 individuals left in the wild rely on the remnants of old-growth forests that once covered much of the Philippine Islands. If these forests are lost, the eagle and an unknown number of other species will disappear with them.
Today, the demand for natural resources in the Philippines has placed the future of the eagle in doubt. Currently, 86% of the endemic bird species in the Philippines are listed as threatened or worse. By protecting the eagles and their habitat, more than just one species will be saved—27 other threatened bird species as well as all of the non-avian biodiversity of these unique rain forests will be positively impacted.