Pag-asa’s first offspring hatched in captivity on February 9, 2013 turned four years old.
Children from various pre-school and elementary schools in Davao City and Balay Banaag Center in Los Amigos graced the event.
The half-day event activities included the singing of Tatlong Agila to the tune of Tatlong Bibe, animal encounter with the bird ambassadors and some games primarily participated by children guests.
Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) Executive Director, Dennis Salvador welcomed the guests and gave a simple message to the children on the importance of the celebration.
“This event underscores the need to educate the younger generation on the plight of the Philippine Eagle.”
Salvador hoped that this event would be a venue to involve children in conservation efforts.
“We hope that the activities prepared today would encourage our youth to become active participants in the conservation of our national bird – the Great Philippine Eagle”, Salvador said.
Mabuhay’s 4th hatchday marked another year of success of the continuing conservation efforts of PEF. This event primarily aimed to remind us that saving the Philippine Eagle and its forest habitat should start young. Involving the younger generation in this kind of activity allows them to recognize the need to save the environment in order to save the Philippine Eagle.
This celebration is in line with PEF’s 30th anniversary celebration which aims to strengthen conservation awareness among children.
The Philippine Eagle Foundation is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.