The Philippine Eagle has officially debuted at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore on November 27, 2019.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore Chairman S. Dhanabalan and CEO Mike Barclay welcomed the PEF team in attendance led by Vice Chairman Jaime Bautista, Treasurer Johnson Ongking and Executive Director Dennis Salvador. Also gracing the event is DENR ASEC Ricardo Calderon, Minister for Foreign Affairs Singapore, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan and Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Joseph del Mar Yap.
The eagles- Geothermica and Sambisig arrived at the country on June 4 under the Philippine Eagle International Loan Program. Since then, the eagles have spent the next few months adjusting to their new environment. The first Philippine Eagle International Loan Program helps secure a viable gene pool for the species. This conservation milestone also commemorates the 50 years of friendship between the Philippines and Singapore.
Geothermica and Sambisig were proudly adopted by the Energy Development Corp. and Dow Chemical Philippines, Inc. respectively. Their multi-year support provided for the eagles’ subsistence and care in the Philippine Eagle Center.