DENR Undersecretary for Environment and International Environmental Affairs Atty. Jonas R. Leones underscores the contributions of protected areas in sustaining ecosystems services and benefits during the 2nd National Protected Area National Conference in Mandaluyong City.  Leones, who represented DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje in the conference, likewise shared new paradigms and good practices in protected area management. Around 200 protected area managers, stakeholders from local government units, international partner organizations, representatives from indigeneous communities and civil society attended the event organized by the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the DENR. ###