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.
What is the Filipino of Eagle?
The Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the monkey-eating eagle or great Philippine eagle, is an endangered species of eagle of the family Accipitridae which is endemic to forests in the Philippines.
Why should we save the Philippine Eagle?
Why it matters:
Fewer than 400 nesting pairs of Philippine Eagles remain in the wild. Protection of the Philippine Eagle will also conserve other endemic wildlife, making it an umbrella species for the Philippines.
Why is Eagle important?
Eagle conveys the powers and messages of the spirit; it is man’s connection to the divine because it flies higher than any other bird. … If eagle has appeared, it bestows freedom and courage to look ahead. The eagle is symbolic of the importance of honesty and truthful principles.