Creating a New Chapter of Hope for One of the World’s Most Endangered Eagles

Great Philippine Eagle by Neil Rettig.

In a race against time, conservationists are working to save the Great Philippine Eagle from extinction. It is the world’s largest and rarest eagle, with fewer than 1,000 remaining. Watch the video to get to know these magnificent birds-of-prey and go behind the scenes with the team working to save the species in its only home, the last fragments of old-growth forests in the Philippines.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology worked with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and cinematographer Neil Rettig to produce “Bird of Prey,” a documentary that follows Neil’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small but devoted group determined to protect the eagles. Together, they answer the question: What will it take to save a species from extinction?

Your support enables us to raise international awareness of these magnificent eagles and the groundbreaking work needed to save the species.

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