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Fortunately, the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) was founded in 1992. The foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the our national bird and the forest habitats it lives in. After all, what good will saving the eagles do if the have no home to return to?
(Entrance to the Philippine Eagle Center. Photo taken from 365 great pinoy stuff @ Wordpress)
To aid in their goal, the foundation established the Philippine Eagle Center (PEC) which currently houses an estimate 36 eagles. The PEC also serves as a famous tourist attraction in Davao. The entrance fee is as follows: Php50 for adults (above 18 years old) and Php30 for younger visitors.
Tour guide services are free and you can choose from a variety of modules to engage in during your visit.
How You Can Help the Philippine Eagle Foundation
Taking care of eagles is not cheap, and the Philippine Eagle Foundation needs lots of help. Here are some ways by which you, your organization, or your company can lend a helping hand:
Join the PEF's roster of Philippine Eagle Supporters by donating one of the following amounts:
- President's Partners Php75,000
- President's Associates 20,000
- Protector's Club 10,000
- Guardian's Club 5,000
- Keeper's Club 1,000
- Explorer's Club (13 yrs. old and below) 500
- Name an Eagle Php125,000 a year (for 5 years)
- Adopt an Eagle 100,000 a year (for 5 years)
- Adopt a Nest 100,000 a year (for 5 years)
Aside from making donations, you can also volunteer for the Philippine Eagle Center. You can also join them in field work, administrative work, organizing special events (like Philippine Eagle Week every June), and help organize fundraising projects.
For more information, please visit the official website of the Philippine Eagle Foundation.