How many mature Philippines Eagles are left in the wild (as of 2003)?
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This long-lived species qualifies as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population, as a result of extremely rapid declines in the past three generations (56 years), owing to extensive deforestation. Recruitment to the adult population currently appears to be very low indicating that declines may continue into the future.
Forest destruction and fragmentation, through commercial timber extraction and shifting cultivation, is the principal long-term threat. Old-growth forest continues to be lost rapidly, such that as little as 9,220 km2 may remain within the eagle's range.
Moreover, most remaining lowland forest is leased to logging concessions.
Mining applications pose an additional threat.
Uncontrolled hunting (for food and, at least formerly, zoo exhibits and trade) is perhaps the most significant threat in the short term (Miranda et al. 2008).
Naive juvenile birds are easily shot or trapped, as are adults nesting near forest edges (J. Ibanez in litt. 2008).
Birds are also vulnerable to accidental capture in traps intended for wild pigs and deer, and there are several records of individuals caught in snares presumably whilst hunting on the forest floor (J. Ibanez in litt. 2008).
Pesticide accumulation is another potential but unproven threat which may reduce its already slow reproductive output.
For more info, visit: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=3528
1. Please tell everyone you know about the plight of the Philippine Eagle and join the cause.
2. Visit the "Help Save the Philippine Eagle" causes' page for more information.
3. And it would also be deeply appreciated if you can sign the petition to "Stop Mining in Mt. Hilong-Hilong" which is one of the fast disappearing habitats of the Philippine Eagle.
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