BACOLOD CITY – Three top officials here weighed in on the urgent need for wildlife and their habitat’s conservation on Wildlife Month and as the Tour of the Fireflies hits the road to dramatize environmental issues.
“Without all the other creations in Nature, we cannot exist,” lone district Rep. Greg Gasataya said.
Gasataya, a second term solon, is principal author of a bill that seeks to regulate the manufacturing, importation, and use of single-use plastic products.
“Wildlife is important to maintaining balance in our ecosystem; without plants and animals, the fragile circle of life would be affected,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia for his part, said.
Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran, meanwhile, pointed out the need for more information dissemination among citizens about the need for wildlife protection.
Leonardia added: “We all have to do our share in preserving the environment. This is not only the right thing to do, it is key to our survival as a species, as a race. Without wildlife, the Earth will die and we along with it.”