LOOK! An Artist Illustrated Sci fi Setting of Philippines Endangered Species in Metro Manila

Tingnan! Ginawa ng isang Artist ang Metro Manila bilang Tahanan ng mga nanganganib nang maubos na mga Hayop sa Pilipinas na parang sci fi na pelikula at hindi mo mararanasan o makikita buong buhay ang mga nasa larawan.

Alamin kung paano makatulong sa mga Endangered Species ng Pilipinas.

Critically Endangered Animals in the Philippines


Philippine Eagle

Graphic Illustration by Arbuis of Philippine Eagle in Quezon City Memorial Circle.


The philippine eagle is one of the rarest eagles in the world.

The Philippine Eagle is a giant bird of prey that can only be seen in 4 islands in the Philippines- Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. It is considered to be one of the largest and most powerful among forest raptors. They are also listed as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with an estimated number of only 400 pairs left in the wild.

The Philippine Eagles in the wild are threatened daily by human activities.

The fate of our eagles, the forests and our children’s future are inextricably linked. Saving the Philippine Eagle means protecting the next generation of Filipinos.


To Help Save our Philippine Eagle Please click the link below:

https://www.philippineeaglefoundation.org/the-philippine-eagle



Philippine Tamaraw

Graphic illustration by Arbuis of Philippine Tamaraw in the Julio Vargas St. Ortigas


The tamaraw is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with only 154 individuals documented in the year 2000. WWF-Philippines launched the Western Mindoro Integrated Conservation Program in 2012 together with partners the DENR-TCP and the Far Eastern University (FEU), when the tamaraw population was at 327. The project is securing both coastal and land resources in Western Mindoro, and looks to help tamaraw numbers increase to 600 by the year 2020.

Beyond Mts. Iglit-Baco, the DENR-TCP works with organizations such as the Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc. (MBCFI) to conserve local ecosystems and species, including the tamaraw.


Click to help save our Philippine Tamaraw: https://wwf.org.ph/resource-center/story-archives-2019/tamaraw-count-new-individuals-mindoro/


Walden's Hornbill

Grraphic Illustration by Arbuis of Walden's Hornbill in Magallanes SLEX Entry


Save the Walden's Hornbill


The Walden's Hornbill (Aceros waldeni), also known as the Visayan Wrinkled Hornbill, Rufous-headed Hornbill or Writhed-billed Hornbill, is a critically endangered species of hornbill living in the rainforests on the islands of Negros and Panay in the Philippines.

This is a critically endangered species. Rufous-headed Hornbills reproduce very slowly and thus are unable to survive high hunting pressures coupled with heavy logging of the rainforests. It is presumed extinct on Guimaras and now survives only on Negros and Panay. The total population has been estimated at less than 160, though recent work from the Central Panay Mountain Range suggests 600-700 pairs may remain there. No recent figures are available for Negros, where it may be functionally extinct.


Help Save our Walden's Hornbill, Please sign the Petition to reach 1000

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/136/774/530/save-the-waldens-hornbill/



Visayan Warty Pig

Graphic Illustration by Arbuis of Visayan Warty Pig in Cubao Underpass Help save threatened, endangered Philippine Warty Pigs An environmental group sought to spread awareness on four species of pigs endemic to the Philippines considered threatened, following the arrival of the Year of the Pig.

The Biodiversity Conservation Society of the Philippines posted an infographic on Facebook that tells the state of the Palawan bearded pig, the Mindoro warty pig, the Visayan warty pig and the Philippine warty pig, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

It introduced the four wild pigs that have dwindling populations caused by deforestation and hunting.

“Their populations have been dwindling due to deforestation and hunting pressure, and they need more protection.


Click Link to Help Save Endangered Species: https://www.conservation.org/philippines/projects/protecting-biodiversity-in-the-philippines


Tarsier

Graphic illustration of Tarsiers in Ayala Edsa Flyover


The majority of Tarsier species are now endangered or threatened, and some are designated critically endangered. Threats include habitat destruction and fragmentation, hunting, agricultural pollutants and human disturbance. Tarsiers are very shy animals that prefer to stay away from human contact. Tarsiers do not live well in captivity – they have specific feeding requirements which are difficult to meet and rarely successfully breed. Wild Tarsiers which are caught and kept in captivity only show around a 50% rate of survival and in many cases they die quickly of overstress by committing “suicide”.


Some conservation efforts are under way for the various species, most notably the Philippine Tarsier. Conservation efforts should focus on their wild populations and habitats.


Please click the link to Help Save Our Tarsiers:

https://www.bohol-philippines.com/the-philippine-tarsier-foundation-inc.html


Visayan Spotted Deer

Graphic illustration by Arbuis of Visayan Spotted Deer in Meralco Ortigas


The Visayan spotted deer is highly endangered and critically decreasing in population due to deforestation and hunting. The species is now restricted to only 5% of its original range, and is one of the rarest mammals in the world. The endangered deer is legally protected but because of the wide distribution in the dense and remote locations, it is physically impossible to monitor any threats. Hence, hunting continues.

The Philippine Spotted Deer Conservation Program was setup in 1990 that initiates a captive breeding program, and other conservations measures such as educational campaigns, and annual series of conservation workshops. Breeding programs are the last ditch effort to defer extinction.


To Help Save our Spotted Deer, Please click the link below:

https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/visayan-spotted-deer/


Philippine Cockatoo

Graphic illustration of Philippine Cockatoo in Manila City Hall Area



Status:IUCN- Critically endangered. CITES- Appendix I. Until ca. 1980 the Philippine Cockatoo was a common species found throughout the Philippine Archipelago. Since then, 60-90% decline in population has occurred as a result of destructive human activities.

Main threats

Poaching, selling and buying of the Philippine cockatoo – All known unprotected cockatoo nests are poached. Because of its unique characteristics, the demand for the Philippine cockatoo is high. Trade to meet the domestic demand is substantial and is very likely enough to endanger the remnant cockatoo populations.

Habitat destruction – The cutting of mangroves and forest trees result to the loss of habitats particularly nesting and food-providing trees for the Philippine cockatoo. Lowland forests are converted for agriculture, mining or settling. Complete ecosystems, like freshwater swamp forests are on the brink of extinction in the Philippines.


To help protect our Philippine Cockatoo, Please click the link below:

https://www.philippinecockatoo.org/philippine%20cockatoo.htm


Philippine Mouse Deer

Graphic illustration by Arbuis of Philippine Mouse Deer in Quezon City Welcome Rotonda


Under the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), in 1994, it was considered vulnerable and by 1996, as endangered. There is no study as to how many are remaining in the wild, except from observations of the hunters that it’s harder to find one.

This mammal is hunted for its meat. While there are laws protecting it, actual practices show otherwise. The natives are lenient with hunters with the condition that the female is spared. Poaching is so common and in some instances it is caged, where the delicate legs are injured during transfers resulting in death. The habitat is also threatened due to conversion to coconut and other plantations.


Currently, eighteen priority sites are funded by Global Environment Facility/World Bank and the European Union. Unfortunately, T. nigricans does not occur on any of these sites. More research and better protection of their habitat are suggested to help with the survival of these species.


To help save our Philippine Mouse Deer, Please click the Link Below:

https://www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/philippine-mouse-deer/


Rafflesia

Graphic illustration by Arbuis of Rafflesia in Guadalupe Bridge, Makati


The Rafflesia lagascae, a species of Rafflesia, blooms only once a year. They are indigenous to the South East Asian region and cannot be found elsewhere. Rafflesia flowers are known to be the largest flowers in the world, but this specific species only grows to the size of a salad plate. It is actually one of the smallest species of Rafflesia.

While there are 28 known species of Rafflesia, this flower is still considered endangered. Their blooming periods are limited and they are highly susceptible to uninformed flower-pickers. Which is why scientists and environmental-conservatives hope that those who make the trek to catch these rare flowers in bloom remember not to try bringing them home — especially because the flowers won’t live long when parted from its host plant.


Help save , protect and conserve our wildlife and biodiversity, Please click link below:

https://www.conservation.org/philippines/projects/protecting-biodiversity-in-the-philippines


The Philippine wildlife are protected by the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act of the Philippines or Republic Act 9147. Violations will lead to severe penalties and several years of imprisonment!

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