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Mt. Banahaw Featured in Protected Areas Series

December 14, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch on the second week of Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, the short documentary on the Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape (MBSCPL).

“Mt. Banahaw, the mystical mountain, continues to attract visitors. But its beauty is both a blessing and a curse. Trekkers, pilgrims, tourists, the curious, young and old alike, have all contributed to its deterioration. With only a handful of forest rangers manning a 10,900-hectare area, the protection and conservation of biodiversity in this national park can be quite an enormous challenge. Through this episode on the Mt. Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape, we hope to encourage people to protect and conserve this protected area,” said Legarda.

The protected areas documentary series was narrated and conceptualized by Legarda, directed by Brillante Mendoza and produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

“This series aims to educate citizens on our protected areas, which are critical in conserving our biodiversity that is essential to our existence and survival. Through this documentary series, Filipinos will learn more about our protected areas—the richness of these areas and the challenges in conservation. We want Filipinos to appreciate the unique natural heritage that we have and enjoin everyone to protect them,” said Legarda.

Protected areas are identified portions of land and water set aside by reasons of their unique physical and biological significance, managed to enhance biological diversity and protected against destructive human exploitation. There are 240 identified protected areas in the country.

The protected areas documentary series airs every Saturday7:45 a.m., on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), with replays every Sunday1:45 p.m.