WATCH: UP Diliman’s arboretum forest is a fragment of the once bucolic Quezon City. Habitat to a wildlife and community, hotspot to an urban biodiversity, and ecosystem services provider.

Considered as Metro Manila’s last natural forest, the arboretum has withstood the threat of urbanization for more than half a century. An urban forest hacking the city life.

Today, an imminent threat hovers over the greenery. PonD News Asia, in collaboration with Oscar M. Lopez Center, takes a deeper look at the arboretum and the multi-tiered issues falling upon this natural heritage.