A Philippine Eagle was found Saturday by a farmer who went collecting firewood at a forested area in Barangay Sto. Rosario East, Aringay town in La Union.
The farmer, who ought not to be unidentified, saw the winged creature, which was said to be weak brought it to the Aringay Police station, which immediately
contacted concerned agencies in charged with wild life conservation.
The eagle was finally turned-over to forest ranger James Parocha at the Damortis Protected Landscape and Seascape (DPLS) in Agoo, La Union.
The Philippine Eagle is being considered as one of the critically endangered species by the International Union of Conservation of Nature.
According to the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the estimated population of the country’s national bird is only at 400 pairs.
Authorities are reminding the public to report to proper agencies and groups if they find animals especially species threatened by extinction. Likewise they are also appealing to the public to report poachers and hunters who indiscriminately target wild animals.