Please copy and paste the letter below and paste it to the form in the provided link: http://www.mgb.gov.ph/fdb.aspx
Subject: Stop mining activities at Mt. Hilong - Hilong
Dear Mr. Paje,
We are very much aware of how critically endangered the Philippine Eagle is.
We are also aware that you and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are supposed to protect and conserve places such as Mt. Hilong-Hilong as a key biodiversity conservation area.
According to New Conservation Areas in the Philippines Project (NCAPP)— your (DENR) joint endeavor with the United Nations Development Program—Mt. Hilong-Hilong contains one of the remaining primary forests in the Philippines, making it a “priority conservation area” and key biodiversity area. (http://www.newcapp.org/hilong-hilong.php)
Why then have you allowed mining activities in this place, when you know that this poses a grave threat to the survival of the flora and fauna in Mt. Hilong-Hilong, including the already critically endangered Philippine Eagle?
By allowing the mining activities in Mt. Hilong-Hilong, you endanger and destroy the habitat of at least 120 species of birds, including 59 which are found only in the Philippines. You also destroy the home of seven species of mammals, five species of birds, one species of herpetofauna, and 18 species of plants that are included on the list of globally threatened species. (These include the Magkono, or the Philippine Ironwood, and the Philippine Eagle.)
You, as the Secretary of the DENR, are not just accountable to the Philippines but also to the World when you have it in your hands during your incumbency to upset the balance of nature and further endanger a species of animals and plants to extinction!
Please stop the mining at Mt. Hilong-Hilong!
The world is watching!
Or email them directly - copy, paste and send.
The Mining and GeoSciences Bureau Directory:
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Hon. Ramon J.P. Paje, Secretary
925-2329 to 929-6626 loc: 2003, 2008, 2135, 2201, 2101, 2134, 2182, 2147 [email protected]
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Please sign the petition so that the incumbents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) will be made aware of how grave, irresponsible and disastrous is their decision...
Please sign the petition so that the incumbents of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines) will be made aware of how grave, irresponsible and disastrous is their decision in allowing mining in Mt. Hilong-Hilong - the biggest area covering the Philippine Eagle's Natural Habitat. And so that they are made aware that the repercussions of this destruction is not just confined to the Philippines, but the Eco-system of the World. When we sign the petition, they will know that the World, as a community, is very concerned and watches over their follies. We hold them accountable.