Forum for raptors on Oct. 18-20

THE PHILIPPINE Eagle foundation vows to promote raptor research in the country as a symposium will be conducted in the city on Oct. 18-20, 2017.

Speaking on Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw held at SM annex, Rai Gomez, the educational administrator of PEF, said the 10th Asian Raptor Research And Conservation Network Symposium is scheduled at the Ateneo De Davao University on Oct. 18-20, 2017, the first time the Philippine will be hosting the international event.

Gomez said the foundation was looking forward to the symposium to promote raptor research in the Philippines. “This is because there are only a few people doing this research and we have 30 species of raptors in the Philippines and six of which are only found in our country,” she said.

The symposium will be hosted by Philippine Eagle Foundation in partnership with the Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, and co-organized by Ateneo de Davao University, City Government of Davao City, Department of Tourism Region 11, and the Raptor Watch Philippines.

The Philippine Eagle Foundation hopes that through this symposium, they will be able to gather more people to support raptor conservation and raptor research in the country. The participants of the symposium will be coming from the 14 countries.

The foundation also aims to put Davao as one of the locations of bird watching since there are a number of bird species that are only found in the Philippines.

“We would like to ask students to attend the symposium because right now there are only a few people working on raptor research,” she said. “It is an opportunity for other country actually preserving and protecting their raptors so for us were doing a lot for Philippine Eagle conservation.”

“We encourage students to come to the center and learn about our biodiversity,” she added.

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