Our Fragile Earth, a documentary show featuring the country’s protected areas, premiered its second series last November 29, 2020 on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), with the support of the office of Former Senator and now House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda produced the documentary series “Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines”. The series hosted by Congresswoman Legarda was conceptualized and produced in an effort to educate the public about the protected areas and gain support for government and partners to reach said targets and enhance the effectivity of conservation measures.
“Countries agreed as early as 2010 under the Convention on Biological Diversity to set clear targets for a percentage of land and inland waters that are ecologically representative as effectively managed and well connected. The Aichi Targets set 2020 as the year we should have had 17% conserved successfully. Today, there is a new call by over a hundred organizations endorsed by the UN Secretary General to conserve 30% of the planet in its natural state by 2030,” Legarda, principal author and co-sponsor of Republic Act (RA) No. 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas Systems Act of 2018 (ENIPAS), said.