THE Philippine Fauna Art Society (PhilFAS) is organizing the "100 Artists for the Philippine Eagle" event to celebrate Philippine Eagle Week 2024 from June 25 to 30 at the National Museum of Natural History.

The event is in collaboration with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the National Museum of the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau and The Oil Paint Store.

PhilFAS was founded in 2019 with the aim of promoting the conservation of the Philippines' unique wildlife through visual arts.

The Philippine eagle has been a central theme for PhilFAS artists. The tradition of honoring the national bird began on June 12, 2020, in commemoration of Philippine Independence Day, featuring 60 paintings. Since then, the Philippine Eagle Week has become an annual event.

A critically endangered species listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Philippine eagle is identified as one of the top 15 evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered species by the Zoological Society of London.

Despite its widespread recognition, it still faces the threat of extinction due to hunting and habitat loss.

PhilFAS works in tandem with various government and sectoral agencies to raise awareness about the critical conservation status of the Philippine eagle.

The use of visual arts as a medium to raise conservation awareness has proven to be effective, inspiring people to engage with environmental issues and contemplate potential solutions.

PhilFAS will be creating a hundred artworks on the spot, which together will form a giant portrait of the national bird based on the reference photo of Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua.

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