It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat resulting from deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine eagle is punishable under Philippine law by up to 12 years in prison and heavy fines.
What are the factors which affect the existence of the Philippine eagle?
The eagles are vulnerable, with humans the biggest threat to their conservation. Development, including the construction of road networks across verdant forest reserves, sport hunting, mining and logging activities contribute to the eagles’ dwindling population.
Why is it important to save the Philippine eagle?
As the species on top of the food chain, the Philippine Eagle has a crucial role to play in keeping the gentle balance of the ecosystem in check. It helps naturally regulate species population and provide an umbrella of protection to all other life forms in its territory.
Can you eat a bald eagle?
Although it isn’t legal to eat eagle meat, it is possible to cook and eat the bird if you’re a hunter. Eagle meat is very lean and gamey meat that tastes similar to chicken in some ways. They taste different from other birds primarily because they are not raised in captivity or specifically bred for food consumption.