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Sign the Petition to

Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - http://www.denr.gov.ph/

We request that the Philippine government continue their campaign to protect and rehabilitate the Ifugao Rice Terraces. As a symbol of national pride and a source of tourism for the region, the terraces are important locally and internationally. We request a public commitment to to save this important treasure.

Signed,

John Pasamonte

This petition closed about 2 years ago

How this will help

The Ifugao Rice Terraces are 2,000 years old and are the main tourist attractions for the province. The terraces were carved in the side of the mountains and provide level fields that enable...

The Ifugao Rice Terraces are 2,000 years old and are the main tourist attractions for the province. The terraces were carved in the side of the mountains and provide level fields that enable natives to plant and grow rice. They were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995 and have been an expression of sacred native traditions for the region and the country. The Ifugao Rice Terraces epitomize the absolute blending of the physical, socio-cultural, economic, religious, and political environment. Indeed, it is a living cultural landscape of unparalleled beauty. They are the priceless contribution of Philippine ancestors to humanity. In 2001, the Ifugao Rice Terraces were placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger* Sign the petition to declare that they should be protected.

*http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/722

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