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Philippine Initiative for Conservation of Environment and the People, Inc.
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Our Rescue and Rehabilitation Project
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Summary description

Rehabilitation and release of endangered wildlife at rescue centers in NW Panay:
confiscated / donated birds and other endangered wildlife are rehabilitated till being able to fend for themselves when released
 

Surrendering a hornbill Rearing young hornbills
 Surrendering of a tarictic hornbill
 Rearing of confiscated young hornbills

Objective(s):
Rehabilitation and release of endangered wildlife at rescue centers in NW Panay: confiscated / donated birds of endangered species and other wildlife are rehabilitated till being able to fend for themselves when released. The two main purposes are to strengthen the population of a species in the wild and to make people aware of both the inherent  (aesthetic, monetary) value of each single individual and of the ecological role a species, e. g., a hornbill, plays as a seed dispersal agent in a healthy ecosystem.
 

Raptor flight cage
 Our large flight cage for raptors

Main activities/outputs to achieve objective(s):
The animals admitted to any one of two rescue centers are health checked, treated professionally if necessary by a vet (DVM), fed adequately and kept as long as attaining top shape in terms of plumage, health (pre-release health check) and locomotor abilities. Then they are released back into the wild, in special cases (hornbills) with a radio-tag to follow their fates upon release and compare their survival with controls from the wild. The hornbills pass through a reha station inmidst forest in the upland to accustom them to their  natural forest environment, larger raptors exercise sustained power flight in large aviaries prior to release from a lowland station. 


See also our PanayCon page about our rescue and rehabilitation work
 

Vet station
 Dr. Enrique Sanchez in the vet station

Average duration of project:
The facilities need to be maintained permanently.

Average cost per project:
A hornbill, for example, is costing annually (food, medicine, caretaking, health monitoring) ca. 200 US$.

     
In our page  How you can help  you can find information how to support such projects, and you can download a list of projects in PDF format.
 

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Philippine Initiative for Conservation of Environment and the People
Last amendment: 20 October 2011