Forest guards need your unused backpacks

  • A group calls for backpack donations for forest guards patrolling the sanctuaries of Philippine eagles
  • The Philippine Eagle Foundation showed on Facebook that their forest guard only uses make-shift backpack
  • 700 forest guards will benefit from the donations

An advocacy group calls for users of old and unused backpacks to donate them for their forest guards.

The Philippine Eagle Foundation has appealed to kind hearts via Facebook to provide their forest guards with backpacks.

“The Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) calls for your support for our forest guards who are in dire need of backpack bags (may it be new or used) which are essential in biodiversity monitoring and foot patrolling,” the organization wrote on Friday, September 23.

Based on the photo posted on the social media site, the foundation’s forest guards only uses make-shift backpacks made of sack. PEF highlighted that bags are necessary for their forest guards in doing their job of patrolling the woods.

The post also wrote that there are 700 forest guards from different parts of the Philippines who will benefit from the donated backpacks. Forest guards are hired in the areas of Davao City, North Cotabato, Davao Oriental, Bukidnon, Zamboanga and in Apayao.

However, 175 forest guards in Davao City are in “urgent need” of backpack donations. Davao City is known as a sanctuary of the Philippine eagle.

For those interested to make a donation, you can contact the group via Facebook message or through their email address [email protected].

Cash donations may also be coursed through their BPI Account: Philippine Eagle Conservation Program Foundation, Inc. The account number is 9441-0223-31.

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