For the Philippine eagle, a shot at survival means going abroad

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The courtship involves a partition screen in an enclosure the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) calls a pairing dome, where two Philippine eagles (Pithecophaga jefferyi) are stationed to adapt to each other. They’ve been in a mating process for the last two years. “They’re inching closer to each other,” Lace Viojan, a […]

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Hunting in the Philippines: Okay for the Rich and Powerful, Illegal for the Poor and Lowly?

Hunting in the Philippines: Okay for the Rich and Powerful, Illegal for the Poor and Lowly?

What does government and society do when hunters are caught and/or documented in pictures of their own with their day’s catch – dead Philippine wild ducks which are classified as vulnerable? Of course, they are prosecuted for violation of the law, fined and jailed, just like Bryan Balaon, a 26-year-old farmer in Bukidnon, who has […]

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