𝐆𝐋𝐀𝐍, 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 – A Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus) returned to its natural habitat today (August 4) after it was released by the personnel of the DENR Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Glan in a forest area of Barangay Calabanit of this town.
The adult eagle, which was found weak on August 3 by Miguel Rabuyas, a concerned villager from Barangay Lun Masla, Malapatan town, was immediately turned over to the Malapatan Municipal ENRO and CENRO Glan.
Based on the examination conducted by Glan Municipal Veterinarian Dr. Vernie Rino L. Asperga, the eagle is healthy and fit to return to the wild.
Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez, CENR Officer of Glan, emphasized that the Republic Act 9147 or the "Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act" prohibits the unauthorized possession of wildlife and mandates strict penalties for violators.
The Philippine Serpent Eagle, known for its preference for primary and secondary forest habitats, is an endemic species to the Philippines. However, its conservation status remains a concern due to the continuous threat of habitat loss, despite being classified as "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN. (With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate) | 𝐑𝐒𝐂𝐈𝐆𝐌