ILOILO CITY—An eagle that is on the red list of concerned species by the International Union of Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) was recently rescued in Miag-ao, Iloilo province is awaiting to be released back to the wild.

Crested Serpent Eagle - Rescued eagle awaits release back to the wild
The eagle rescued by a local resident in Miag-ao town, Iloilo province. (DENR Wildlife Center-Guimbal / MANILA BULLETIN)

Regional Director Francisco Milla Jr. of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 6 (DENR-6) said environmental officers were preparing to release the crested serpent eagle.

Milla said the crested serpent eagle was found by resident Geerazel Nieles, who did not hesitate to turn it over to the environment office of the Miag-a local government.

The Miag-ao local government then got in touch with the DENR Wildlife Rescue Center in neighboring Guimbal town to assess the condition of the eagle.

Milla said that initial inspection found the eagle, which wandered off to a residential area, to be in good condition.

With the latest rescue of another wildlife, DENR-6 encourages other citizens to be responsible in reporting it to the proper authorities.

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