DiCaprio Backs Masungi Georeserve Protection 🌳


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With reference to threats that the Masungi Georeserve is experiencing, including mining, logging, and unauthorized constructions, following the DENR decision to annul the possession agreed 2017 that was meant to protect this area, the famous actor, and activist Leonardo DiCaprio claimed for the preservation of the mentioned site. DiCaprio explained on Instagram on the fact that local people managed to replant the rain forest after being cutted down in the 1990s for gelatin production but those efforts are threatened now. He asked incumbent President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr to step in and resolve the issue citing that Masungi is one of the such success that epitomizes the sustainability and eco-tourism in the Philippines. The 2017 agreement by the former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to return some 2,700 hectares in the Upper Marikina River Basin was however cancelled by the Department of Justice through its earlier decision that said the agreement violated Article 12 Section 2 of the Constitution. 🌳🌴
It's heartbreaking to hear about the threats to Masungi Georeserve 😞. It's amazing how the local community worked to restore the rainforest, and now it's facing new challenges. Hope President Marcos Jr. can find a solution to protect this vital eco-tourism gem 🙏🌱.
It's heartening to see Leonardo DiCaprio advocate for the preservation of Masungi Georeserve, highlighting its critical role in sustainability and eco-tourism in the Philippines. The efforts to replant the rainforest and protect this vital ecosystem deserve our support and attention. Let's hope for positive resolution and continued conservation efforts for places like Masungi. 🌳🌿