Dioscoro S. Rabor

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Dioscoro S. Rabor
Born(1911-05-18)May 18, 1911
DiedMarch 25, 1996(1996-03-25) (aged 84)
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
Yale University
Spouse(s)Lina N. Florendo Rabor
Scientific career
FieldsOrnithology, Zoology
Doctoral advisorSidney Dillon Ripley
Notable studentsAngel C. Alcala[1][2]
Author abbrev. (zoology)Rabor

Dioscoro Siarot Rabor ((1911-05-18)May 18, 1911–(1996-03-25)March 25, 1996), also known as Joe Rabor, was a Filipino ornithologist, zoologist, and conservationist. Known as the "Father of Philippine Wildlife Conservation", he led more than 50 wildlife expeditions in the Philippines, authored 87 scientific papers and articles, and described 69 new bird taxa and numerous mammal species.[3]

In 1965, he brought public attention to the endangered status of the Philippine Eagle.[3][4][5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • XIV, Oxford (1966)
  • XV, The Hague (1970)
  • XVI, Canberra (1974)


Rabor is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of Philippine lizard, Lipinia rabori.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alcala, Angel C. (August 9, 2007). "Lessons Learned and Responses to Academic Challenges at Silliman University". Silliman University. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  2. ^ "Biography of Angel C. Alcala" (PDF). The 1992 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service. 1992. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Kennedy, Robert S.; Miranda, Hector C. Jr. (1998). "In Memoriam: Dioscoro S. Rabor" (PDF). The Auk. American Ornithologists' Union. 115 (1): 204–205. doi:10.2307/4089125. ISSN 0004-8038. JSTOR 4089125. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Focusing on the Philippine Eagle for the conservation of nature". The Philippine Eagle Foundation. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Puracan, Karen (1995). "The Philippine Eagle: 'King of Birds'". Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "Dioscoro S. Rabor". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved August 6, 2011.
  7. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Rabor", p. 215).