Crested serpent eagle reunites with the wild PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 March 2014 13:12

A crested serpent eagle (Spilornischeela) was released in the wild within the Co-Managed Cogon Reforestation Area well-known now as Cogon Ecotourism Park  (CEP) located in Cogon, Dipolog City on February 17, 2014 by Department  of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Dipolog City headed by OIC-CENRO Geoffrey S. Zayas in coordination with the Dipolog City Tourism Office, barangay officials of Cogon, and a correspondent  of local ABS-CBN.

The eagle was turned-over to CENRO Dipolog on January 29, 2014 by PCI CharisseYabo, SPO4 Romeo Kagatan, SPO2 Jose Alcazar Tan and PO1 GodfreeRendoque who are members of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office (ZNPPO) in Sicayab, Dipolog City.  These police officers were trained on Wildlife Enforcement by DENR-9.

The eagle was rescued in Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte and was turned over to Siocon Police Station which also turned over to ZNPPO.

The bird of prey was temporarily kept at the CENRO premises for examination and observation by Forester Elsie M. Adorable, Protected Area Wildlife & Coastal Zone Management Specialist and PAWCZMS Specialist Almario M. Kaabay, Jr.   It was later released to its natural habitat after finding that it is physically active and healthy.

The CEP is protected and guarded by the government being an Eco-tourism Site and hosts to different preys, an assurance for the released eagle to survive in the wild. — MGAcama