Philippine Eagle Project
Young Philippine Eagle. Image courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Philippine Eagle is one of the three largest and most powerful eagles in the world. Unfortunately, it is also among the world’s most critically endangered species, with just 400 pairs of eagles remaining in a rapidly dwindling wild. The Raptor Resource Project is partnering with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and Neil Rettig Productions to raise awareness of the eagle’s plight and funding to protect the habitat it so desperately needs.
In addition to its field and breeding work, The Philippine Eagle Foundation provides education, outreach, and reforestation assistance in the Philippines. The Raptor Resource Project, the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, and Neil Rettig Productions are helping to establish a wild Philippine Eagle cam that will introduce the world to life in a Philippine Eagle nest. We believe that this will raise awareness of this magnificent eagle’s plight, help instill a conservation ethic among people who watch it, and bring in funding for its recovery in the Philippines. To learn more about the Philippine Eagle, we encourage you to visit the Philippine Eagle Foundation’s website at http://www.philippineeaglefoundation.org/
Neil Rettig and Laura Johnson discuss the eagle in the video below, which includes clips of a wild Philippine eagle family.