The Philippine Eagle is critically endangered, and has been on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red list since 1994.
Considered to the be largest bird in the world, the Philippine Eagle is endemic to the Philippines and is known to exist only in the islands of Mindanao, Leyte, Samar and eastern Luzon — of the thousands of islands in the Philippine archipelago.
The rapid decline of these magnificent birds — and official national symbol of the Phillipines — is mainly due to extensive deforestation and illegal logging in the Philippines.
Here is a link to quick facts on this magnificent bird, featured on the IUCN Red List Species of the Day feature: http://www.iucnredlist.org/sotdfiles/pithecophaga-jefferyi.pdf
For more on animals listed on the IUCN’s Red list of Threatened Species, visit the website at http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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