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     This sub-section of the website is dedicated to a nine-month old infant named Maria Gabriella Moises, who is such a darling angel and the source of inspiration for this article.  (August 25, 2006)

Animals And Wildlife Conservation
  1. A common animal in the Philippines is the carabao (water buffalo) which is utilized as a work-animal in the ricefields.
  2. An animal which resembles the carabao is the Philippine tamaraw.
  3. The Philippine tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) and the Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) are animals endemic to the Philippines. These animals are listed in the CITES Appendix as critically endangered animals, and they symbolize, quite poignantly, the vanishing wildlife in the Philippines.
  4. The Philippine eagle is the world's largest eagle.
  5. The destruction of the forest is the single, most important factor in the loss of wildlife habitat and the decline in the number of wildlife species. Other factors which have contributed to loss of habitat and the decrease in wildlife population are illegal hunting, illegal commercial trading and human encroachment.


Philippine Eagle

  1. One of the world's largest flower is the pungapung which has a diameter of one foot. It is found in the forests of Mindanao which is the second largest island in the Philippines.
  2. The national flower of the Philippines is the sampaguita. It is a small and fragrant flower with a white color.
  3. Sampaguita flowers can be woven into garlands, and these sampaguita garlands are placed around the necks of the visitors to welcome them.
  4. Orchids grow in the wild. In the Philippines, these plants are cultivated and used as ornamental plants to decorate homes and gardens. 


Updated: October 12, 2010
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Alex Angara Moises. Advance Thematic Collector. Philippines