Philippine Eagle Week celebrations bared
by Rebecca Espera
Davao City (2 June) -- "Kaligtasan ng Agila at Kalikasan, Kasaganaan ng Sambayanan", is the carrying theme for the celebration of the 11th Philippine Eagle Week (PEW) which will be this June 4-10, 2009 at the SM City Davao Entertainment plaza.
There will be a motorcade during the first day of the week long celebration that will start at Magsaysay going to Philippine Eagle Center. On the same day there will be an open house for the public to witness and have the opportunity to take photographs of the featured wildlife.
The highlights of the celebration are: Wildlife Photography Workshop and Competition in the company of Mr. Froilan Gallardo scheduled on June 5-8, a chance to see eagles and other wildlife up close in an animal encounter weekend on June 6 and 7, a variety show on June 7, with a wide array of exhibits and displays from PEF and its partners.
This celebration will be focusing more on the maintenance of the natural habitat of the eagles which would also benefit not just wildlife but also humans alike. Thus, the PEW is seeking to give significance to current efforts on Philippine Eagle and wildlife conservation to foster its aims.
The celebration is intended for stewardship and community accountability along with the means to inform each person and communities on how they can help keep our endangered eagles.
The said celebration is purposely an encouragement meant for Filipinos to be aware of the value of our likely possessions and responding to it by means of contributing to the eagle conservation work through donations, volunteerism or by taking on greener lifestyles. These efforts can mean a lot to the sustainability of our ecosystem. (PIA-XI) [top]