Before the launched of this campaign, the murder of Gerry Ortega who is one of those who opposes the mining in Palawan opens the mind and heart of everyone the importance of taking care of the environment. Where Palawan has 17 key biodiversity sites that include 2 heritage sites and 8 protected sites, which it should be preserved and protected and with mining it can harm the ecosystem.
Like other environmental advocates, mining is not always option to boost economy like in Palawan. The region is known with its 5 ecotourism sites which help the economy and living of the residence in the area. Like what Mayor Edward Hagedorn did in Puerto Princesa before, he banned mining and logging in the area and focused on agriculture and tourism. It increases the 2 flights per week to 10 flights a day and the region’s revenue increased.
The pledge to Stop Mining in Palawan begins today, let’s not put the death of Ortega in vain, instead let’s continue his fight to save the environment and protect biodiversity in Palawan. Be counted and join the signature campaign by visiting www.no2mininginpalawan.com.
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