Report | September, 2021
Primer on Protected Areas and the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
A vast number of Filipinos depend on a healthy and thriving natural life support system which provide essential but largely unappreciated services to each one of us. It is important that we recognize that we are interconnected and our lifestyles and mindsets need to be sustainable to nurture our planet and people. More than ever, with climate change, biodiversity crisis and the pandemic making us extremely vulnerable, the protection of our biologically significant protected areas deserve to be given the highest priority among all stakeholders.
This ENIPAS Act Primer is another outcome of a great cooperation between the government, private and civil society sectors. The inputs from different stakeholders helped shape relevant sections in this Primer. We are especially thankful to our partners, the Environmental Legal Assistance Center and the Philippine Earth Justice Center, for helping make this undertaking possible. Our sincere appreciation likewise goes out to all those who contributed to this truly collaborative effort to ensure a healthy, safe, resilient, and sustainable future for the present and future generations.