Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) by alabang, on Flickr
The Philippines has created a protected area to save a species of endangered wild duck, with just 5,000 of the birds remaining, government documents released on Monday said.
The 27 hectare (67 acre) "wetland critical habitat" was set up for the Philippine duck, a species found only in the Philippines whose numbers have been falling due to hunting and habitat destruction, the documents said.
The environment department order created the protected area in the largely-agricultural Cabusao district in the east of the country.
"Ensure that existing ecosystems in the critical habitat are preserved and are kept in a condition that will support the perpetual existence of the Philippine duck," the department order instructed local authorities.
Love the framing! Altough the WB seems a bit off, the sky blues look a bit tealish... if they were a bluer or greyer shade, would have looked even better... but great shot nonetheless...