𝑲𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒅𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚, 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒐 – A juvenile pinsker's hawk-eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri) was rescued by a farmer in an open-space farmland at Brgy. Amabel, Magpet, Cotabato on Monday, March 14. The raptor was found weak and had lost its ability to fly. It was taken care of and fed by the farmer enabling it to regain its energy.
The farmer brought the raptor to the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) of Magpet headed by MENR Officer Erly R. Baudi the following day, March 15. Upon the examination by the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Magpet Municipal Veterinarian Dr. Mylene P. Reniedo, the juvenile raptor was checked for record purposes. It measures 63 centimeters in length, 125 centimeters in its wingspan, and weighs 1.2 kilograms.
On the same day, the raptor was turned over to the Community and Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Matalam for its immediate release to its natural habitat as it was declared healthy and fit.
The release of the pinsker's hawk-eagle was spearheaded by Protected and Wildlife Unit (PAWU) Chief Forester Rosie R. Camiguing together with some personnel of CENRO Matalam. According to Forester Camiguing, the adult population of the Pinsker's Hawk-Eagle is considered endangered and estimated to be six hundred to eight hundred (600-800) individuals remaining in the wild based on the data of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
It was advised by Dr. Reniedo that whenever a rescued wildlife such as the said raptor is found to be healthy and fit upon assessment, it should immediately be released back to the wild to avoid further stress that may cause more harm to the animal. #(𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘊𝘌𝘕𝘙𝘖 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘮) | 𝘙𝘚𝘊𝘐𝘎J