PEF recieves land donation from generous family
Davao City, Philippines -- The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) recently received a 23-hectare land in Moncayo, Compostella Valley. This property was donated by the Yap family to honor the memory of their parents, Sammy and Alice Yap. The Yap family is based in Iloilo.
For years, the family had been wondering what to do with their property and how to leave a lasting legacy for their parents. Watching a documentary (Agila: Laban ng Lahi) about the Philippine Eagle and the people who are working to save it made up their minds. Soon the family made contact and turned over the property.
The Yap family's only caveat was that the land be put to good use in pursuit of Philippine Eagle conservation. Melanie, Sammy and Alice Yap's grandchild, added, "may the land serve its God given purpose and its residents or those who dwell in it continuously give God the glory."
The new property is seen to be the Foundation's future satellite breeding facility.
Philippine Eagle Foundation Executive Director, Dennis Salvador stated, "Given current threats to captive populations such as disease outbreaks and natural calamities, this new asset will help address our plans to secure and isolate breeding populations not only of Philippine Eagles but other endangered raptors. We are truly grateful to the Yap family for this generous donation."
The Philippine Eagle Foundation currently houses 34 eagles and 14 other species in the 8-hectare area of the Philippine Eagle Center.
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