Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in 9th Episode of Protected Areas Series

February 1, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda invites everyone to watch the 9th episode of the documentary series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, featuring the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, on Saturday, February 3, 7:45 a.m., on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

“The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Ramsar site or as a Wetland of International Importance, and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. For the people of Palawan, proud stewards of this global wonder, it is a treasure that needs to be protected—as it helps boost the economy of the local government and the communities in the province,” 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.

Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines airs every Saturday7:45 a.m., on ANC, with replays every Sunday1:45 p.m.*