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CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF NATIONAL ASSETS; BIODIVERSITY, AND ECOSYSTEM. Philippines is an archipelagic nation comprised of 7,641 islands, enriched with breath-taking beaches, long terrains of mountains, and highly-diverse marine life. In 2012, UNESCO hailed Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s underground river as a world heritage site which served as a gateway for the eco-tourism spot to be acknowledged as one of the seven wonders of the World by the global community, a proof that the Philippines is teeming with not just wonderful but magnificent ecosystem. Note that Palawan is just one of the numerous ecological treasures of the country. However, as globalization significantly accelerates, natural biodiversity has been suffering from its adverse impacts. On the first quarter of 2018, a presidential decree was imposed to render the temporary closure of one of Asia’s top holiday island faces, Boracay Island. According to the local reports, it was outraged with environmental violations that left the island a “cesspool”. Evidently, humans have neglected their social responsibility in sustaining the environment which led to a lot more pressing concerns; marine life being compromised, abrupt glooming of tourism which impaired the economic being of the island, and surfaced back in humanity as health concerns aroused in the community. This goes to show that human and nature is codependent,

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