It has almost been a month since the sad news of the death of Pamana, a Philippine Eagle set free in Mt. Hamiguitan, Davao Oriental, shocked Filipinos and concerned citizens around the world.
Pamana, a 3-year-old female Philippine Eagle, was rescued and rehabilitated by the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) based in Davao. As part of this year's Philippine Independence Day celebration, Pamana was released back into the wild last June 12, 2015 in hopes that she will find a suitable mate in Mt. Hamiguitan, a UNESCO World Heritage site since June 2014, so she would be true to her name and propagate her species.
The Philippine Eagle is already a critically-endangered species, with an estimated 400 pairs left in the wild.
However, Pamana did not have this chance.
Last August 16, 2015, two months after her newfound freedom, she was found dead by members of the PEF in a creek near the outskirts of Mt. Hamiguitan. Pamana had been gunned down.
What can we do?
Here is what PEF-designated Ambassador for Philippine Eagles,
Kuya Kim Atienza, has to say:
Why are Philippine Eagles important?
Watch this to find out:
Will you let Philippine Eagles become extinct like these animals?
Even Showtime hosts Anne Curtis, Karylle, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Jhong Hilario, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Bayani Agbayani and Ryan Rems have lent their voices for Pamana and the rest of the Philippine Eagles:
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