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1 December 2006 Ecology and conservation of Philippine Eagles
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The Great Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi is regarded as one of the most endangered eagles in the world. Habitat loss and human persecution continue to impact the species adversely. These problems are complicated further by a number of human-induced factors. Yet despite these obstacles, sustained conservation initiatives over the years have began to yield positive results. The current population status of the species and threats are outlined in this report. In situ and ex situ actions associated with the conservation of the species show how these threats are being addressed. Advances made to further our understanding of the species' biology and ecology are also discussed. With continuing success in the captive propagation of the Philippine Eagle, the program is now in the process of initiating reintroductions. This is anticipated to take Philippine wildlife conservation into its next level. Recent developments and plans to strengthen recovery goals for the species are also presented in this paper.

Dennis J. I. SALVADOR and Jayson C. IBANEZ "Ecology and conservation of Philippine Eagles," Ornithological Science 5(2), 171-176, (1 December 2006).[171:EACOPE]2.0.CO;2
Received: 28 March 2006; Accepted: 1 November 2006; Published: 1 December 2006

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