DENR Bicol releases endemic eagle in Catanduanes

Published May 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Richa Noriega

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol released an endemic Philippine Serpent Eagle last May 7 in San Andres, Catanduanes.

In a Facebook post on Monday, the department said the eagle fell on the roof of a certain household at Tubaon, Virac, Catanduanes.

It was turned over to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) by Mr. Eliezer Vargas.

Upon assessment, DENR Bicol said the eagle was observed to be in good condition and was subsequently released to the wild.

The Philippine Serpent Eagle, scientific name Spilornis holospilus, is endemic in the Philippines. They are relatively small raptors and live in riparian forests, foothills, open country, and other cultivated areas, the department said.

DENR Bicol asked for support and cooperation of the public to report such incidents to help save more wildlife species in order to strengthen the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources.