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ENDANGERED SPECIES - PHILIPPINE EAGLEID92920055

ENDANGERED SPECIES - PHILIPPINE EAGLE

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E.P.A. PHILIPPINE EAGLE COIN

For the year 2022, being aware of the importance of conserving the integrity and diversity of nature by ensuring the equitable and sustainable use of natural resources, the FNMT-RCM is issuing a collection of 16 coins dedicated to a selection of endangered animals catalogued as Critically Endangered (CR) and included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The complete collection consists of sixteen coins, issued in the year 2022, and an album-case in which to store them in an orderly fashion.
On the obverse, in a central circular area, an image of a Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) is reproduced in colour. At the top, in ascending circular letters in capitals, the legend PHILIPPINE EAGLE. At the bottom, in a circular direction and in capitals, the legend ESPAÑA ESPAÑA (SPAIN) and the year of issue 2022.
On the reverse (common to all the coins), within a central circle, the legend ANIMALS IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION appears at the top, in a circular shape and in capitals; below it, the value of the coin 1.5 EURO, in two lines and in capitals; and below it, the mint mark. 

Information about the Coin
Series Endangered Species  
Year 2022  
Colour Yes  
Diameter (mm) 33  
Face Value (Euro) 1.5
Metal Cupronickel  
Weight (g) 15  
Maximum Mintage (units) 5,000  

PHILIPPINE EAGLE (Pithecophaga jefferyi)

The Philippine eagle, also known as the monkey eagle, is the largest bird of prey in the Philippine Islands, where it is native, and one of the largest in the world. With a wingspan of almost two metres, a metre in height and weighing up to 8 kg, it is one of the largest birds of prey in the world, and is capable of hunting a wide variety of prey in the jungles where it lives: monkeys, snakes, some mammals, other birds...
The plumage of the monkey eagle is of various colours, predominantly white on the front and dark brown and black on the rest of the plumage. Robust yellow legs, black talons, equally large and arched beak, with a bluish-grey colour, and a characteristic light brown crest on the head, similar to the mane of a lion, which gives it an appearance similar to the mythical griffin.
This raptor, which can live up to 60 years in the wild, lives in the forested, high-altitude areas of the islands of Luzon, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. They are monogamous birds, like most eagles, with a very low reproductive rate with a single clutch of a single egg and a total gestation and breeding period of 2 years. 
Mining, deforestation of its forest habitat and the ever-present poaching have made this eagle one of the most endangered birds of prey on the planet, being critically endangered according to the IUCN, with only 400 eagles in the wild. 
In 1995 the Philippine eagle was declared the national bird of the Philippines.