THE PHILIPPINE EAGLE CENTER


From Philippine Eagle Center: The Center is home to 36 Philippine Eagles, 18 of which are captive-bred. It also houses 10 other species of birds, 4 species of mammals and 2 species of reptiles. Simulating a tropical rain forest environment, the Center offers the visitor a glimpse into the country’s forest ecosystem. Although the exhibits are used primarily to help educate the Filipino people on conservation, the facility is also considered a major tourist attraction in Davao City.  


The Philippine Eagle Foundation is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the endangered Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) and its rainforest habitat.  Organized in 1987, it had before that time been operating as a project undertaking research, rehabilitation, and captive breeding.  Staffed by highly trained and dedicated personnel, it has today evolved into the country’s premiere organization for the conservation of raptors.

We commuted by van at Annil Terminal located at Quirino and San Pedro Extension.  The travel time took about 1 hour.  Then at Calinan Terminal, we hired a habal-habal for P100 two-way to bring us to the center.  The Philippine Eagle Center is located within the Davao City Water District premises.  Entrance fees are P5 and P50 for the water district and the eagle center, respectively. 


The foundation has major partners and donors for the conservation of the Philippine eagles.  Individuals or groups can also donate and in return their name will be engraved in the step walkway of the center.



At the PEC, the species are labelled according to its vulnerability or population condition.   








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