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Mt. Hamiguitan in 8th Episode of Protected Areas Series

January 25, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the 8th episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring the Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ASEAN Heritage Park, on Saturday, January 27, 7:45 a.m., on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

“Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental in Mindanao is a sanctuary to an immense variety of endemic flora and fauna—various species of plants and animals found only in the Philippines. It is home to five distinct vegetation types of forest and the crown jewel of Philippine Biodiversity, the Philippine Eagle,” said Legarda.

“Through this episode, we hope every citizen would be aware of our collective responsibility to protect our heritage not only for the sake of recognition, but more importantly as part of our sustainable development goals,” she added.

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.

Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines airs every Saturday, 7:45 a.m., on ANC, with replays every Sunday, 1:45 p.m.