#CEBourEagles – This made me chuckle as I spotted the clever pun hashtag cutout on the backdrop of the event platform at The Philippine Eagle Center’s lobby last Friday, October 16, 2015. The official hashtag was for Cebu Pacific Air’s movement in saving our Philippine Eagles; and through adopting Mindanao, one of four Philippine eagles dubbed as “Ambassadors for Education” , visitors of the Philippine Eagle Center would get a glimpse of their grace and at the same, have guests learn facts about the remarkable bird specie.
Meeting the 13 year old male Philippine Eagle Mindanao provided me with insights about these beautiful giant forest raptors, endemic to the Philippines. The Philippine Eagle is considered to be one of three largest and most powerful eagles in the world; unfortunately is also one of the world’s rarest and critically endangered species. Today, there is an estimated 400 pairs of Philippine Eagles remaining in the wild.
Mindanao the Philippine eagle‘s adoption strengthens Cebu Pacific Air’s commitment to act on environmental conservation issues that are greatly linked to the country’s rich biodiversity. Cebu Pacific Air’s Director of Products Ms. Apple Ignacio hopes that by adopting Mindanao the Philippine Eagle, it would encourage people to take part in saving our Philippine Eagles, one of the most endangered bird species in the world today. The adoption of Mindanao the Philippine Eagle costs Php125,000 a year.
And yes you too can do your part in helping to Save our Eagles! Read more about Mindanao the Philippine Eagle and #CEBOurEagles over www.iLuvCebu.com.