A Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus) was released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Catanduanes headed by PENR Officer Engr. Jerry R. Arena on May 7, 2020 at Lictin, San Andres, Catanduanes.
The eagle was said to fell on the roof of a certain household at Tubaon, Virac, Catanduanes and was turned-over to the PENR Office by Mr. Eliezer Vargas.
Upon assessment, the eagle was observed to be in good condition and was subsequently released to the wild. The Philippine Serpent Eagle is endemic in the Philippines. They are relatively small raptors and live in riparian forests, foothills, open country including cultivated areas and along forest edges.
The DENR Bicol is seeking the support and cooperation of the public to report any incidents alike to help save more wildlife species and strengthen the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources. Preventing wildlife exploitation and their habitats is mandated under the Republic Act 9147 otherwise known as the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act”.