ACOSTA, NERIC O.
UN SDG: 15.Take Care of the Earth
Submitted By: Louis Banzon
Accomplishment Date: 2000-11-09 00:00:00
Accomplishment Title: RA 8978 – Mt. Kitanglad Range Protected Area Act of 2000
An Act declaring the Mt. Kitanglad Range in the province of Bukidnon as a Protected Area and its peripheral areas as buffer zones, providing for its management and for other purposes.
Considering the importance of Mt. Kitanglad’s unique biological resources and its aesthetic, economical and ecological importance, it behooves the State to undertake steps for its protection and preservation. It is therefore declared the policy of the State to ensure the protection and preservation of Mt. Kitanglad Range, the communities, their culture and way of life therein in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature. In so doing, the State shall ensure the protection of biodiversity, sustainable and participatory development, advance and protect the interests of its legitimate inhabitants and honor customary laws.
Approved November 9, 2000.