THE environmental frontliners of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) rescued two wildlife species in Metro Manila and Rizal last week despite the limitations brought about by COVID-19 quarantine restrictions.
The DENR Hotline personnel under the DENR Action Center and the DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), rescued a crested serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela) and peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) in separate operations last August 16.
The DENR Hotline received a report from a concerned citizen that an eagle has crashed through a house that was under construction in San Mateo, Rizal.
On the same day, a falcon was reported to have hit the windshield of a vehicle in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu lauded the DENR employees for their hard work despite the limitations brought about by the quarantine restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“Even with the implementation of ECQ (enhanced community quarantine), I am confident that our personnel, particularly those whom we call our environmental frontliners, can discharge their duties and show their commitment to their responsibilities,” Cimatu said.