Apayao Governor Elias Bulut Jr said they are seeking for the declaration of the Philippine Eagle sanctuary in the virgin forest of Calanasan as part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biodiversity and Protected Area.
The Apayao politiko said this will ensure the preservation of the endangered species.
There have been 15 Philippine Eagles sighted in the Calanasan virgin forest.
Bulut said the Apayao provincial government is working with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and the United States Foreign Service so that the Philippine Eagle sanctuary can be declared a protected area.
“Four of our provincial employees are now in the United States undergoing the required training with the US Foreign Service in preparation for the implementation of a long line of activities geared towards the realization of the inclusion of the Philippine eagle habitat in the UNESCO protected areas in the world,” he said.