𝘿𝙀𝙉𝙍 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙖 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙘𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙚𝙙 𝙟𝙪𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙋𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙬𝙠-𝙚𝙖𝙜𝙡𝙚

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DAVAO CITY –— A rescued Philippine hawk-eagle (𝘕𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘪) was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region XIII on May 14, 2021.

In a press statement, the DENR Caraga stated that the eagle, locally known as “Lawin” was rescued by a concerned citizen from Sitio Maghilot, Bunawan Brook, Agusan del Sur on May 13, 2021 , immediately turned over the juvenile female raptor to a security guard at Philsaga Mining Corporation (PMC) , who in turned turned over the same to the DENR.

The Philippine hawk-eagle, which is among the endangered species.

Upon initial assessment and observation by the Butuan City Veterinarian, Dr. Edgardo D. Talle, the bird has no signs of injury and considered to be in good condition. Further, Dr. Talle advised that the raptor must be acclimatized since it is tamed or imprinted based in its behavior.

DENR Caraga Regional Executive Director (RED) Nonito M. Tamayo visited the PMC and the turnover immediately took place.

The bird of prey is now placed in a cage at the Regional Wildlife Rescue Center in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte for further observation and health assessment before its release back to the wild.

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